9780205896462

Introduction to Social Problems

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    9780205896462

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    0205896464

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Researching, Analyzing, and Understanding U.S. Social Issues

Introduction to Social Problems explores the many social issues that continue to plague the United States. Discussing and analyzing the extent and nature of various problems and their potential solutions, the book stands as a guidepost for people with an interest in “helping” professions — sociologists, educators, social workers, etc.

 

Through a sociological lens, students are able to gauge recurrent social issues and examine the benefits and possibilities of solutions. The Tenth Edition teaches students to apply research and knowledge to solve some of our nation’s most crippling problems.

 

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Author Biography

THOMAS J. SULLIVAN is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Work at Northern Michigan University, specializing in social psychology, research methods, applied sociology, and medical sociology. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from San Francisco State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of Sociology: Concepts and Applications in a Diverse World, 8th ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2009), Methods of Social Research (Wadsworth, 2001), and Applied Sociology: Research and Critical Thinking (Allyn & Bacon, 1992); he is the co-author of Applied Social Research: Tool for the Human Services, 9th ed. (Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2014). Sullivan has published articles in Social Science and Medicine and Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. His applied research has focused on evaluation research of social service delivery in elementary schools and of teen pregnancy prevention and intervention services. He has served in various elected and appointed positions for the American Sociological Association, the Society for Applied Sociology, and the Midwest Sociological Society.

 

 

Table of Contents

In This Section:

    I)  Brief Table of Contents

    II) Detailed Table of Contents

 


 

I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Approaches to the Study of Social Problems

Chapter 2. Growth of Corporate and Government Power

Chapter 3. Family-Related Problems

Chapter 4. Health and Illness

Chapter 5. Education, Science, and Technology

Chapter 6. Poverty

Chapter 7. Race and Ethnic Relations

Chapter 8. Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality

Chapter 9. Age and Social Inequality

Chapter 10. Crime and Delinquency

Chapter 11. Alcohol and Other Drugs

Chapter 12. Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Trade

Chapter 13. Population Growth and Urbanization

Chapter 14. Environmental Problems

Chapter15.  Violence, War and Terorism

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Approaches to the Study of Social Problems

What Is a Social Problem? 

Theoretical Perspectives on Social Problems 

Future Prospects: Solving Social Problems 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 2. Growth of Corporate and Government Power

Types of Economic Systems 

The Concentration of Economic and Political Power 

Perspectives on the Concentration of Power 

Problems Created by the Concentration of Power 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 3. Family-Related Problems

The Family in Society 

Attitudes toward Marriage and Family 

Divorce 

Diverse Family Lifestyles 

Violence in the Family 

Constructing Family Problems: Media Images 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 4. Health and Illness

Perspectives on Health Care 

Health, Illness, and Society 

Mental Illness 

Problems in Health Care 

Bioethics: Technology and Health 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 5. Education, Science, and Technology

Growth of Education and Technology 

Perspectives on Education, Science, and Technology 

Problems in Education 

Problems of Science and Technology 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 6. Poverty

The Extent of Poverty 

Who Are the Poor? 

The Causes of Poverty 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 7. Race and Ethnic Relations

Minority Groups 

Sources of Prejudice and Discrimination 

Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 8. Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality

Men and Women in Society 

The Socialization of Men and Women 

The Extent of Gender Inequality in the United States 

A Global Perspective on Gender Inequality 

Homosexuality and Homophobia 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 9. Age and Social Inequality

Age, Life Course, and Social Structure 

Problems of the Young 

Problems of the Elderly 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 10. Crime and Delinquency

Explanations of Crime 

Types of Crime 

Who Are the Criminals? 

The Criminal Justice System 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 11. Alcohol and Other Drugs

Drugs and Their Consequences 

The Extent of Drug Abuse in the United States 

Explanations of Drug Abuse 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 12. Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Trade

Variety in Human Sexuality 

Prostitution 

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES: The Global Sex Industry 

Pornography 

Perspectives on Sexual Deviance 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 13. Population Growth and Urbanization

Population Growth 

The Growth of Cities 

Perspectives on Population and Urban Problems 

Consequences of World Population Growth 

Problems in Cities of the United States 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter 14. Environmental Problems

The Ecosystem 

Social Sources of Environmental Problems 

Perspectives on Environmental Problems 

The Social Construction of Environmental Problems 

Extent of Environmental Problems 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

Chapter15.  Violence, War and Terorism

The Extent of Violence 

Explanations of Collective Violence and War 

The Consequences of War and Terrorism 

Future Prospects 

Study and Review 

 

 

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