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Thank you to the following reviewers:


Dennis Veleber Montana State University Great Falls College of Technology
Deva Chopyak Cosmunes River College
Jennifer Chernega Winona State University
Karen Colvin University of Baltimore
Raab Bonni Dominican College

About the Author

William Kornblum conducts research on urban, social ecology, and community studies. Among his publications are: At Sea in the City: New York from the Water’s Edge; Blue Collar Community, a study of the steel mill neighborhoods of  South Chicago;  Growing Up Poor and Uptown Kids, written with Terry Williams, and West 42nd Street, the Bright Lights,  which  during the 1980s became a guide to understanding the street life of lower Times Square.  He has served as a social scientist for the U.S. Department of Interior and worked on  the development of  national parks and environmental reserves in the nation's metropolitan regions. He is also the author of two popular undergraduate textbooks, Social Problems (Pearson) and Sociology in a Changing World (Wadsworth). Kornblum received his PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago (1971) and his undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell (1961)  He taught physics and chemistry as  a  Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast (1962-63) and was on the faculty at the University of Washington before he came to the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1973.

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Awful Book March 10 2015
By Keith Robertson - Published on
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This book is short on citations and even shorter on logic. It contradicts itself in several places, sometimes within a couple of paragraphs. It uses circular arguments to fit its thesis. As a means of helping a diverse population see social problems from other perspectives, it fails spectacularly.
Different than Expected Jan. 27 2014
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The book suits my purposes fine, but it's actually the international version, which has a little different layout. It arrived on time though, and the condition is good.
I could do without the cigarette smell when I flip ... Oct. 9 2015
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I could do without the cigarette smell when I flip through the pages. Still giving 5 stars because physically the book is flawless, thank you.
is a social problem Jan. 17 2015
By Mike - Published on
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The content of this book tends to to be racially charged toward one race at times. I wouldn't recommend it for soc 101 or other classes
It's a school textbook, what more do you want? March 6 2014
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I only bought this book because I needed it for a college course that I, in turn, passed. So all in all I must have learned something!