A Primer on Social Problems
by Steven E. Barkan
Publisher: lardbucket.org 2014
Number of pages: 860
This book offers a sociological understanding of today's social problems and of possible solutions to these problems. Readers of this book will find many examples of how social problems have been improved and of strategies that hold great potential for solving them today and in the future.
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