Sociology: Book Series

Solving Social Problems

Solving Social Problems

Series Editor:

Solving Social Problems provides a forum for the description and measurement of social problems, with a keen focus on the concrete remedies proposed for their solution. The series takes an international perspective, exploring social problems in various parts of the world, with the central concern being always their possible remedy. As such, work is welcomed on subjects as diverse as environmental damage, terrorism, economic disparities and economic devastation, poverty, inequalities, domestic assaults and sexual abuse, health care, natural disasters, labour inequality, animal abuse, crime, and mental illness and its treatment. In addition to recommending solutions to social problems, the books in this series are theoretically sophisticated, exploring previous discussions of the issues in question, examining other attempts to resolve them, and adopting and discussing methodologies that are commonly used to measure social problems. Proposed solutions may be framed as changes in policy, practice, or more broadly, social change and social movement. Solutions may be reflective of ideology, but are always pragmatic and detailed, explaining the means by which the suggested solutions might be achieved.

To submit a proposal for the series, please contact the series editor at berry@anomie.com.

  • Advocacy for Social Change

    Coalitions and the Organizations that Lead Them

    By Herbert J. Rubin

    This book portrays how small, geographically dispersed, progressive social change and social service organizations working within a coalition are able to influence national level social policies. Based on extensive empirical research focused on two national organizations that exist to protect lower…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Prison Violence

    Causes, Consequences and Solutions

    By Kristine Levan

    Drawing on a range of research and media sources to provide an international perspective on the topic of prison violence, this book focuses on the impact of such violence on the individual both while he or she is incarcerated and upon his or her release from prison, as well as on society as a whole…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Street Practice

    Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance

    By Lori McNeil

    Presenting recent studies of non-profit organizations involved in poverty relief services in New York City in comparison with programmes in existence across the US, Street Practice provides a front-line, ground-level perspective on innovative research practices designed to solve community problems.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Social Problems and Inequality

    Social Responsibility through Progressive Sociology

    By John Alessio

    Social Problems and Inequality explores integrated and root-cause-based explanations of complex social problems. Written in clear and understandable language, allowing it to be used for classroom purposes, it addresses the most fundamental principles of how humans, acting through social units,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Teaching Justice

    Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education

    By Kristi Holsinger

    Teaching Justice explores the role that teaching and learning in higher education can play in solving problems of social injustice. Examining a range of approaches to education, it considers the challenges that exist in teaching about justice, drawing on extensive empirical data gathered amongst…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Culture and Activism

    Animal Rights in France and the United States

    By Elizabeth Cherry

    This book offers a comparison of the animal rights movements in the US and France, drawing on ethnographic and interview material gathered amongst activists in both countries. Investigating the ways in which culture affects the outcomes of the two movements, the author examines its role as a…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • From Intervention to Social Change

    A Guide to Reshaping Everyday Practices

    By Triin Vihalemm, Margit Keller, Maie Kiisel

    This book explores the design, communication and implementation of social change programmes aimed at solving various social problems, from reducing health-risk behaviour to ’green’ consumption or financial literacy. Examining the application of social practice theory as a way of understanding…

    Hardback – 2015-08-10
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Preventing Human Trafficking

    Education and NGOs in Thailand

    By Robert W. Spires

    This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-28
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

    Edited by A. Javier Treviño, Karen M. McCormack

    This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills afforded by their discipline to respond to social problems? Service Sociology posits that…

    Hardback – 2014-02-28
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations

    Feminist Criminology and Corrections

    By Alana Van Gundy, Amy Baumann-Grau

    A rich examination of the neglect and abuses occurring to women in correctional facilities, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations draws upon a wealth of case studies from around the world and class action lawsuits to shed light on ’covert’ abuse such as sexual or physical abuse, as well…

    Hardback – 2013-11-08
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • Regulating Alcohol around the World

    Policy Cocktails

    By Tiffany Bergin

    With the World Health Organization estimating that nearly four percent of global deaths are due to alcohol, alcohol misuse can be an extremely damaging social problem, and one that governments around the world have endeavored to address through a range of policy strategies. Regulating Alcohol…

    Hardback – 2013-07-28
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems