9780131011489

SOCIAL PROBLEMS

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131011489

  • ISBN10:

    0131011480

  • Edition: 8th
  • Copyright: 1/1/1995
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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Summary

This proactive book probes the nature and causes of major social problems and delves into the social control and social action issues inherent to each particular problem.

Offering a theoretically balanced perspective, it 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. The book describes many of the serious challenges facing our society, demonstrates the human ability to innovate and improve social conditions, and emphasizes social policy and its intended and unintended effects. It supports material with current statistics, cross-cultural examples, and numerous charts and tables. The book incorporates many new and interesting topics, including worldwide efforts to improve health, the impact of the growing elderly population on our social security system, and juggling work and family responsibilities.

Table of Contents

Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems
Problems of Health and Health Care
Problems of Mental Illness and Treatment
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Crime and Violence
Poverty Amid Affluence
Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Gender and Sexuality
An Aging Society
The Changing Family
Problems of Education
Problems of Work and the Economy
Urban Problems
Population and Immigration
Technology and the Environment
Terrorism and War
Glossary
Bibliography
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