9780205610365

Social Problems in a Diverse Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205610365

  • ISBN10:

    0205610366

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This text focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender; uses personal narratives to convey how problems are experienced by individuals and groups; and applies sociological perspectives throughout to examine social issues.Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities; Racial and Ethnic Inequality; Gender Inequality; Inequality Based on Age; Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation; Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry; Alcohol and Other Drugs; Crime and Criminal Justice; Health Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness; The Changing Family; Problems in Education; Problems in Politics and the Global Economy; Problems in the Media; Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis; Urban Problems ; Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism.For anyone wishing to better understand society and the impact of social problems.

Table of Contents

Brief
Studying Social Problems in theTwenty-First Century
Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Gender Inequality
Inequality Based on Age
Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation
Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Crime and Criminal Justice
Health Care: Problems of Physicaland Mental Illness
The Changing Family
Problems in Education
Problems in Politics and the Global Economy
Problems in the Media
Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis
Uban Problems
Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism
Can Social Problems Be Solved?
Detailed Table uf Contents
Every chapter ends with
Summary,Key Terms, andQuestions for Critical Thinking
Preface
Studying Social Problems in theTwenty-First Century
Using Sociological Insights to Study Social Problems
What Is a Social Problem?
The Sociological Imagination: Bringing Together the Personal and the Social
Social Problems and Social Policy: ldquo;Packing Heatrdquo;
Should College Students Be Allowed to Carry Guns on Campus?
Do We Have a Problem? Subjective Awareness and Objective Reality
Critical Thinking and You
Determining What Constitutes a Social Problem
Using Social Theory to Analyze Social Problems
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Using Social Research Methods to Study Social Problems
Field Research
Social Problems in the Media ldquo;If It Bleeds, It Leadsrdquo;?
News Reporting on Violence Survey Research Secondary Analysis of Existing Data
Is There a Solution To a Problem Such as Gun Violence?
Functionalist/Conservative Solutions Conflict/Liberal Solutions Symbolic Interactionist Solutions Critique of Our Efforts to Find Solutions
Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities
Wealth And Poverty In Global Perspective
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