9780130263131

Social Problems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130263131

  • ISBN10:

    0130263133

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson (Manual)
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Summary

Budding with new insight, this top-selling, proactive book probes the nature and causes of each major social problem confronting citizens today, and, with historical and multicultural sensitivity, delves into the social control and social action issues inherent to each particular problem. Balancing viewpoints and supporting material with research and policy, each chapter covers topics in a micro to macro format, pointing out the interrelationships among today's social problems and the possibility of approaching them from several perspectives. Chapter topics include sociological perspectives on social problems; problems of physical health; mental illness; sex-related social problems; alcohol and other drugs; crime and criminals; violence; poverty amid affluence; racism, prejudice, and discrimination; sex roles and inequality; an aging society; the changing family; problems of education; problems of work and the economy; urban problems; population and immigration; technology and the environment; and war and terrorism. For individuals looking to understand today's social problems—and help solve them.

Table of Contents

Sociological Perspective on Social Problems
2(24)
Problems of Physical Health
26(34)
Mental Illness
60(28)
Sex-Related Social Problems
88(32)
Alcohol and Other Drugs
120(30)
Crime and Criminals
150(38)
Violence
188(32)
Poverty Amid Affluence
220(34)
Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
254(32)
Sex Roles and Inequality
286(26)
An Aging Society
312(28)
The Changing Family
340(28)
Problems of Education
368(28)
Problems of work and the Economy
396(26)
Urban Problems
422(30)
Population and Immigration
452(24)
Technology and the Environment
476(30)
War and Terrorism
506(23)
Glossary 529(5)
Bibliography 534

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