Sociological Practice

Intervention and Social Change

Authors: Bruhn, John G., Rebach, Howard

  • The well-respected first edition of this classic book on clinical sociology has been thoroughly updated and revised in this second edition
  • Incorporates new case studies based on the authors’ experiences
  • One completely new chapter
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About this Textbook

The second edition of this text focuses on how to plan, carry out, analyze, and evaluate interventions at the micro, meso, and macro levels. A sociological practitioner enters into a working relationship with clients to address social problems. The practitioner works with members of a client system to define the specific changes necessary and together they work to construct new social arrangements that will solve or reduce the impact of the problem.

This text outlines and illustrates, with the help of Application Boxes, figures and tables, various approaches to problem-solving. It discusses the various steps in problem-solving from problem assessment, development of objectives and targets for change, to the implementation and evaluation of interventions. A final chapter is devoted to an examination of how principles of ethics apply at different levels of intervention and some of the ethical issues in sociological practice.

The book is primarly written for sociology students at the upper division and graduate levels, but it should also be of interest to applied sociologists who teach, conduct research, and practice their discipline in a variety of contexts. The text could also be useful in the fields of social work, public administration , planning, criminal justice, and to organizational consultants.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • The Application of Sociology

    John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach

    Pages 1-19

  • Approaches to Problem Solving

    John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach

    Pages 21-69

  • Problem Solving at the Microlevel

    John G. Bruhn, Howard M. Rebach

    Pages 71-114

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71864-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71863-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociological Practice
Book Subtitle
Intervention and Social Change
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71864-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71864-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71863-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Clinical Sociology
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