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Social Problems

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Edition:
11th
ISBN13:

9780205547968

ISBN10:
0205547966
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Taking a conflict approach, Eitzen and Baca Zinn focus on the underlying features of the social world in an effort to help students to understand today's social problems.

Table of Contents

Brief* For Comprehensive, see below
Political Economy of Social Problems
Sociological Approach to Social Problems
Wealth and Power: the Bias of the System
Problems of People, the Environment, and Location
World Population and Global Inequality
Threats to the Environment
Demographic Changes in the United States: the Browning and Graying of Society
Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban, and Rural
Problems of Inequality
Poverty
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Gender Inequality
Sexual Orientation
Disability and Ableism
Social Structure and Individual Deviance
Crime and Justice
Drugs
Institutional Problems
Work
Families
Education
Health and Health Care Delivery
National Security in the Twenty-First Century
Solutions
Progressive Plan to solve Society's Social Problems
Full
Political Economy of Social Problems
Sociological Approach to Social Problems
History of Social Problems
Theory Toward a Definition of Social Problems
Types of Social Problems
Norm Violations Social Conditions
The Sociological Imagination
Social Structure as the Basic Unit of Analysis
Person-Blame Approach versus System-Blame Approach
Reasons for Focusing on the System-Blame Approach
Organization of the Book
Chapter Review
Key Terms Websites for
Further Reference
Wealth and Power
The Bias of the System Capitalism and Socialism
Capitalism Socialism U.S. Economy
Concentration of Corporate Wealth Monopolistic
Capitalism Transnational Corporations Concentration of Wealth Political System
Links between Wealth and Power Government by Interest Groups
Financing of Political Campaigns
Candidate Selection Process
Bias of the Political System
Consequences of Concentrated
Power Subsidies to Big Business
Trickle-Down Solutions
The Powerless Bear the Burden
Foreign Policy for Corporate Benefit Reprise
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Chapter Review
Key Terms
Websites for Further Reference
Problems of People, the Environment, and Location
World Population and Global Inequality
World Population
Growth Demographic Transition
Family Planning



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