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Social Problems in a Diverse Society Census Update

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Summary

To take a tour of the book, visit: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showtell/kendall_0205610366   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. Social Problems in a Diverse Societyfocuses on the significance of race, class, and gender as key factors in our understanding of social problems in the United Stated and around the globe.   Throughout the text, all people - but particularly people of color and white women - are shown not merely as "victims" of social problems, but as individuals who resist discrimination and inequality and seek to bring about changes in families, schools, workplaces, and the larger society.   What is the Pearson Census Update Program?   The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course ;simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows: Census Update Edition -Features fully updated data throughout the text ;including all charts and graphs ;to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail. 2010 Census Update Primer -A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone. 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  -Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer. MySocKit- Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes: primary source readings relevant to the Census an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer a series of activities using 2010 Census results video clips explaining and exploring the Census

Author Biography

Diana Kendall received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

 

Her areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory, race/class/gender studies, and the sociology of medicine. Her articles and presented papers primarily focus on the scholarship of teaching and on an examination of U.S. women of the upper classes across racial and ethnic groups.

 

In addition to Social Problems in a Diverse Society, she is the author of The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) and Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

 


Diana Kendall is currently Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Professor Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Southern Sociological Society, and the Southwestern Sociological Association.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:   Studying Social Problems in the Twenty-First Century 
Chapter 2:   Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities
Chapter 3:   Racial and Ethnic Inequality 
Chapter 4:   Gender Inequality 
Chapter 5:   Inequality Based on Age
Chapter 6:   Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation 
Chapter 7:   Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry
Chapter 8:   Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chapter 9:   Crime and Criminal Justice 
Chapter 10: Health Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness
Chapter 11: The Changing Family
Chapter 12: Problems in Education
Chapter 13: Problems in Politics and the Global Economy 
Chapter 14: Problems in the Media 
Chapter 15: Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis
Chapter 16: Urban Problems
Chapter 17: Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism
Chapter 18: Can Social Problems Be Solved? 


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
(Every chapter ends with Summary, Key Terms, and Questions for Critical Thinking.)
 
Preface
 
Chapter 1: Studying Social Problems in the Twenty-First Century 
Using Sociological Insights to Study Social Problems
Do We Have a Problem? Subjective Awareness and Objective Reality
Using Social Research Methods to Study Social Problems
Is there a Solution to a Problem such as Gun Violence?
 
Chapter 2: Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities
Wealth and Poverty in Global Perspective
Analyzing U.S. Class Inequality
Poverty in the United States
Social Welfare in the United States
Is there a Solution to Poverty?
 
Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality 
Racial and Ethnic Inequality as a Social Problem
Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Inequalities among Racial and Ethnic Groups
Is there a Solution to Racial and Ethnic Inequality?
 
Chapter 4: Gender Inequality
Gender Inequality as a Social Problem
Gender Inequality and Socialization
Contemporary Gender Inequality
Perspectives on Gender Inequality
Global Gender Inequality
Is There a Solution to Gender-Related Inequality?
 
Chapter 5: Inequality Based on Age
Ageism as a Social Problem
Problems Associated with Aging
Perspectives on Aging and Social Inequality
Is There a Solution to Age-Based Inequality?
 
Chapter 6: Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation 
Nature and Extent of Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation
Ideological Bases of Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Social Inequality
Is There a Solution to Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation?
 
Chapter 7: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry
Deviance, the Sex Industry, and Social Problems
Prostitution in Global Perspective
Prostitution in the United States
Sociological Perspectives on Prostitution
Pornography
Is There a Solution to Problems Associated with Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry?

 

Chapter 8: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Drug Use and Abuse
Alcohol Use and Abuse
Tobacco (Nicotine) Use As a Social Problem
Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, And Caffeine
Illegal Drug Use and Abuse
Explanations of Drug Abuse
Is There A Solution to Problems Associated with Alcohol and Drug Abuse?
 
Chapter 9: Crime and Criminal Justice
Crime as a Social Problem
Types of Crimes
Who Commits Crimes?
Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime
Sociological Explanations of Crime
The Criminal Justice System
Is There a Solution to the Crime Problem?
 
Chapter 10: Health Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness
Health Care as a Social Problem
Mental Illness as a Social Problem
The Crisis in the U.S. Health Care
Sociological Explanations and Solutions
 
Chapter 11: The Changing Family
The Nature of Families
Diversity in Intimate Relationships and Families
Child-Related Family Issues
Divorce and Remarriage
Domestic Violence
Sociological Perspectives and Solutions

 

Chapter 12: Problems in Education
Sociological Perspectives on Education
Problems in U.S. Education
Problems in School Financing
Problems in Higher Education
Are There Solutions to Educational Problems?
 
Chapter 13: Problems in Politics and the Global Economy 
Three Major Modern Economic Systems
Problems in the Global Economy
Problems in the U.S. Economy
Problems in Political Participation Around the World
Problems in U.S. Politics
Sociological Perspectives on the Political Economy
Are There Solutions to Problems in Politics and the Economy?
 
Chapter 14: Problems in the Media
The Importance of the Media in Contemporary Life
The Political Economy of Media Industries
Global Media Issues
Potential Media Effects
Sociological Perspectives on Media-Related Problems
Are There Solutions to Media-Related Problems?
 
Chapter 15: Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis
Global Overpopulation
Controlling Fertility
Immigration and its Consequences
Population and the Environment
Sociological Perspectives and Solutions for Population and Environmental Problems
 
Chapter 16: Urban Problems
Changes in U.S. Cities
Urban Problems in the United States
Problems in Global Cities
Sociological Perspectives and Solutions to Urban Problems
 
Chapter 17: Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism
War as a Social Problem
Military Technology and War
Global Terrorism
Terrorism in the United States
Explanations of War and Terrorism
Solutions to War and Terrorism
 
Chapter 18: Can Social Problems Be Solved?
The Problem with Tackling Social Problems
Social Change and Reducing Social Problems
Microlevel Attempts to Solve Social Problems
Midrange Attempts to Solve Social Problems
Macrolevel Attempts to Solve Social Problems
Final Review of Social Theories and Social Problems
 
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
Credits



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