Problem-Solving Sociology: A Guide for Students (Paperback)

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A broad resource that offers tools for how to conduct problem-solving sociology in order to deepen and reformulate our understanding of society.

Most students arrive in graduate sociology programs eager to engage with the pressing social and political issues of the day. Yet that initial enthusiasm does not always survive the professional socialization of graduate school. In Problem-Solving Sociology, Monica Prasad shows graduate students and
early career sociologists how to conduct research that uses sociological theory to help solve real-world problems, and how to use problem-solving to improve sociological theory. Prasad discusses how to be objective when examining issues of injustice and oppression, and provides methodological
strategies and plenty of exercises for research aimed at creating change. She gives examples throughout of problem-solving research conducted at all levels, from undergraduate theses to the major figures of the discipline. She also considers how to respond to some common objections; where
problem-solving fits into the landscape of sociological practice; and how to build a life in problem-solving.

About the Author

Monica Prasad Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She has written three award-winning books: Starving the Beast: Ronald Reagan and the Tax Cut Revolution, The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty, andThe Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. Her scholarship has received the Fulbright award, the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and several other grants and awards.For more on problem-solving sociology see:
Product Details
ISBN: 9780197558492
ISBN-10: 0197558496
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 29th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English