Social Problems in a Diverse Societyfocuses on the significance of race, class, and gender when discussing social problems. Also, this text examines how the media shapes our perceptions of problems. By incorporating personal narratives, Dr. Kendall conveys to readers how problems are experienced by other individuals and groups. For the fourth edition, new or updated experiences and examples are found in every chapter, including the latest available coverage of the War in Iraq, terrorism in London and elsewhere, and Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Also, Chapters 1 and 18 have been substantially revised to reflect the social constructionist approach to the study of social problems and new insights on the best (and worst) ways to track a social problem.Kendall, Diana Elizabeth is the author of 'Social Problems in a Diverse Society ' with ISBN 9780205482641 and ISBN 0205482643.