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Introduction to Social Problems

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780205578788

ISBN10:
0205578780
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This social problems text features an applied approach that looks at the interplay between research and policy in finding solutions, along with a built-in student study guide. Sullivanrs"sIntroduction to Social Problemsexplores the nature and extent of social problems, documents the advances and setbacks that we as a society have made, and analyzes what works and what doesn't work regarding solutions to today's problems. The author, an applied sociologist, shows how scientific research is used to address and correct some of the most difficult and controversial problems confronting the United States and the world today.

Table of Contents

Approaches to the Study of Social Problems
What Is a Social Problem?
Theoretical Perspectives on Social Problems
Research on Social Problems
Future Prospects: Solving Social Problems
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Study and Review
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
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Problems Created by the Concentration of Power
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Family-Related Problems
The Family in Society
Attitudes Toward Marriage and the Family
Divorce
Emerging Family Lifestyles
Violence in the Family
Constructing Family Problems: Media Images
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
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 Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Poverty
The Extent of Poverty
Who Are the Poor?
The Causes of Poverty
Future Prospects Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Race and Ethnic Relations
Minority Groups
Sources of Prejudice and Discrimination
Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Gender 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
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Age, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality
Age, Life Course, and Social Structure
Problems of the Young
Problems of the Elderly
Homosexuality and Homophobia
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Crime and Delinquency
Explanations of Crime
Types of Crime
Who Are the Criminals?
The Criminal Justice System
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
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
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Trade
Variety in Human Sexuality
Prostitution
Pornography
Perspectives on Sexual Deviance
Future Prospects
Study and Review
Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Population Growth and Urbanization
Population Growth
The Growth of Cities
Perspectives on Population and Urban Problems
Consequences of World Population Growth
Problems in Cities in the United States
Future Prospects
Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet
Population Growth and Urbanization
Population Growth
The Growth of Cities
Perspecti
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