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Social Problems

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780132433396

ISBN10:
0132433397
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/17/2010 11:48:00 AM
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Macionis'sSocial Problemsis the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.

Table of Contents

Sociology's Basic Approach
Sociology: Studying Social Problems
Seeing Patterns: The Sociological Imagination
Social Problems: The Basics
Beyond Our Borders: A Global Perspective
Analyzing Social Problems: Sociological Theory
Finding the Facts: Sociological Research
Responding to Social Problems: Social Policy
Politics: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going On from Here
Making the Grade
Problems of Social Inequality
Poverty and Wealth
Economic Inequality in the United States
The Rich and the Poor: A Social Profile
Problems Linked to Poverty
Responding to Poverty: The Welfare System
Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Poverty
Politics and Poverty: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on from Here
Making the Grade
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Race and Ethnicity
Patterns of Majority-Minority Interaction
The Social Standing of U.S. Minorities
Prejudice
Discrimination
Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Politics, Race, and Ethnicity: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Gender Inequality
What is Gender?
Gender and Social Institutions
Gender Stratification
Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Gender Inequality
Feminism
Politics and Gender: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Aging and Inequality
Growing Old
The Graying of the United States
Problems of Aging
Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Aging and Inequality
Politics and Aging: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Problems of Deviance, Conformity, and Well-Being
Crime and Criminal Justice
Norms, Law, and Crime
Crime: The Extent of the Problem"Street Crime": Who Are the Criminals?
Other Dimensions of the Crime Problem
The Criminal Justice System
Explaining Crime: Biological and Psychological Theories
Explaining Crime: Sociological Theories
Politics and Crime: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Violence
What is Violence?
Criminal Violence
Family Violence
Social Dimensions of Violence
Explaining Violence: Biological and Psychological Theories
Explaining Violence: Sociological Theories
Politics and Violence: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Sexuality
What is Sex?
Sexual Attitudes in the Unites States
Sexual Orientation
Pornography
Sexual Harassment
Prostitution
Teenage Pregnancy
Abortion
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Sexuality
Politics and Sexuality: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Alcohol and Other Drugs
What Is a Drug?
The Extent of Drug Use
Types of Drugs
Drugs and Other Social Problems
Social Policy: Responding to the Drug Problem
Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Drug-Related Social Problems
Politics and Drugs: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions
Going on From Here
Making the Grade
Physical and Mental Health
Health and Illness: A Global Perspective
Health Policy: Paying for Care
Health Care in the United States: A Syste
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