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Seeing Social Problems: The Hidden Stories Behind Contemporary Issues shows students how to think about social problems in a new way, by carefully analyzing headline-making issues they are already familiar with and illustrating the connection to social problems. Each chapter engages students in thinking about the world sociologically by focusing on a specific case study that represents a more general social problem. The chapters always start with the knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and personal experiences that students bring to the case—what the author refers to as the conventional wisdom—and effectively demonstrates to them the “first wisdom” of sociology: “things are not what they seem.” In each instance, esteemed author Ira Silver shows how sociologists ask questions, gather empirical data, use multiple perspectives, and consider larger social forces to discover the “hidden stories” behind individual behavior.
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We gratefully acknowledge Ira Silver for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Liza Neustaetter for developing the resources on this site.
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