A looming recession. Escalating health care costs. Ethical responsibility in local government and journalism. The political and economic realities of the Persian Gulf Crisis. Social services for the homeless, families in crisis, and mentally ill. Such issues confront and challenge us on a daily basis. As members of a modern society, it is crucial that we understand ourselves and others. It is important to study society from the individual level to the level of cultures and populations, looking at the individual in interaction with other people, social systems and networks, all in an attempt to understand and appreciate the world around us.
Maine Perspective, "Studying Society, Knowing Ourselves" (1990). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 714.
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