Social problems in the UK: an introduction. 2nd edition

Isaacs, Stuart ORCID:, Henry, William Anthony, Thomas, Jane ORCID:, Ginsburg, Norman, Foley, Ann, McDonough, Brian, Vohra, Salim ORCID:, Morales, Jessie and Blundell, David (2021) Social problems in the UK: an introduction. 2nd edition. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780367404321 (In Press)

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Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction contextualises the most pressing social problems of our times drawing upon the disciplines of sociology, social policy, education studies and health studies. This much-needed textbook brings together a comprehensive range of expertise in the applied social sciences to discuss the social myths and moral panics that surround many popular debates. This is an accessible text that carefully guides students through the methodology of social construction and related theories to introduce key topics in the areas of:

‘Race’ and ethnicity
The Future of work
Poverty and Homelessness
Inequalities in education
Health, public health and mental health
Ageing and the ‘third age’
This completely revised and up-to-date Second edition covers the most urgent social issues facing the UK today, including an analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Covid-19 health crisis, and the new ‘gig’ economy. The Second edition maintains the accessible style and easy to read format of the first edition, integrated with Key Points and Further Reading elements to further aid student learning. Situated firmly in the new post-pandemic, post-Brexit world, this text contains new chapters on all the most pressing questions raised in the media and in public debates. It will help readers understand the background and broader context of the UK’s key social problems.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter due to be published by Routledge/CRC Press in Social problems in the UK: an introduction. 2nd edition on 31/03/2021, and will be available online: or
Keywords: A textbook on social issues in the UK
Subjects: Social sciences
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2020 08:28
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 09:17


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