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Joel Best is a professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. His books include Damned Lies and Statistics and Flavor of the Month. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Innovative approach to teaching social problems 27 Oct. 2009
By Shellayla - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I also feel prompted to write this because of the bad one-star review that has nothing to do with Joel Best's book. This book updates Lowney's innovative constructionist approach to teaching Social Problems. It provides an alternative to the more common way of teaching social problems, which can be quite a drudge through a laundry list of society's problems. I also appreciate that it is a highly readable book, not a textbook. It reads well and is not trying to incorporate every bell and whistle to compete in the tough textbook marketplace but instead stands out because of Best's conceptual vision. This also puts it at a great price for students. The accompanying materials for instructors are also really helpful and show Best's collaboration with other sociology profs who were looking for another way to approach the Social Problems class.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The best resource I've come across for a social perspective on advocacy 11 Oct. 2010
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An excellent and very readable book, an irreplaceable part of my reading on advocacy (for a dissertation project), excellently draws out aspects of advocacy missed by more institution-centric or structuralist approaches, for example rhetoric, rumour and even humour. One small drawback is that it is focused on US politics, but I've still found it very relevant to my research on advocacy in war contexts, which is testament to the clarity of analysis.
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good book 9 Mar. 2013
By Devon - Published on Amazon.com
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Best does a good job of explaining social problems in America. He really breaks things down. The figures are also very helpful.
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Five Stars 22 Sept. 2014
By Victoria - Published on Amazon.com
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brand new!
Five Stars 28 Jun. 2014
By Kayla Cross - Published on Amazon.com
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The book helped me with all my assignments in my online social problems course.
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