9780134636832

REVEL for Social Problems -- Access Card

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    9780134636832

  • ISBN10:

    013463683X

  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2017-05-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Examine social problems via a coherent sociological framework
Revel™ Social Problems examines social structure and the underlying features of the social world in order to provide students a coherent framework for understanding social problems. Employing a consistently sociological approach, authors D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn, and Kelly Eitzen Smith show readers how social problems are interrelated and highlight society’s role in their creation and perpetuation. The Fourteenth Edition has been updated with coverage of major events of the last several years in order to help students achieve a balanced understanding of contemporary social problems.

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Author Biography

D. Stanley Eitzen (Ph.D. University of Kansas) is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor. Among his books are Social Problems (with Maxine Baca Zinn and Kelly Eitzen Smith) and Diversity in Families (with Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells), both of which received McGuffey Awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association for excellence and longevity over multiple editions. He is also the author and co-author of four Solutions to Social Problems volumes with Allyn & Bacon; Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis (with Doug A. Timmer and Kathryn Talley); Sociology of North American Sport (with George H. Sage); and Fair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport. He has served as the president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as editor of The Social Science Journal.

Maxine Baca Zinn (Ph.D. University of Oregon) is Professor Emeritus in sociology at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her main research interests are racial inequality, gender, and family life. She is the author and co-author of many other books, including Diversity in Families (with D. Stanley Eitzen and Barbara Wells), Social Problems (with D. Stanley Eitzen and Kelly Eitzen Smith), Women of Color in U.S. Society, Gender Through the Prism of Difference, and Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds. In 2000, she received the ASA Jessie Bernard Career Award.

Kelly Eitzen Smith received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona. She is currently the director of the Center for Applied Sociology and a lecturer at the University of Arizona. At the Center for Applied Sociology she has conducted research in the areas of day labor, homelessness, poverty, urban housing and neighborhood development. Her sociological interests include gender, family, sexuality, stratification, and social problems. She is also the co-author of Experiencing Poverty (with D.Stanley Eitzen) and Social Problems (with D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn).

Table of Contents

PART I: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
1. The Sociological Approach to Social Problems
2. Wealth and Power: The Bias of the System

PART II: PROBLEMS OF PEOPLE, LOCATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3. World Population and Global Inequality
4. Demographic Changes in the United States: The Browning and Graying of Society
5. Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban, and Rural
6. Threats to the Environment

PART III: PROBLEMS OF INEQUALITY
7. Poverty
8. Racial and Ethnic Inequality
9. Gender Inequality
10. Disability and Ableism

PART IV: SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INDIVIDUAL DEVIANCE
11. Crime and Justice
12. Drugs

PART V: INSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS
13. The Economy and Work
14. Families
15. Education
16. The Health Care System
17. National Security in the Twenty-First Century

PART VI: SOLUTIONS
18. Progressive Plan to Solve Social Problems

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