This is the new Eighth Edition of the text that is the #1 best-seller for the social problems course.

Available in or REVEL electronic format; students may choose to add a print copy for only a couple of bucks! Custom print books and rental print books are available. Check with your Pearson rep.

This is the one and only social problems title using a social constructionist approach. The title provides political analysis so that students will understand how political point of view leads people to define certain issues as “problems” and certain policies as “solutions.” With an understanding of how politics guides the construction of problems and solutions, students have the power to take part in the political debates that define our social world.

This new learning tool also has a new full chapter on Social Media! Social Problems provides you with all the latest data on increasing economic inequality, the rapid change in laws supporting same-sex marriage, and also the trend toward legal use of marijuana. The latest example and illustrations–right through the 2020 presidential campaign–make this title relevant to your students. Every chapter is thoroughly updated and this new edition is informed by hundreds of new research publications. All the assessments and supplements have been personally prepared by John Macionis (and not some non-sociologist vendor as with all other texts).

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