9780138171988

Social Problems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780138171988

  • ISBN10:

    013817198X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

Macionis's Social Problems is 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

PART I SOCIOLOGY'S BASIC APPROACH
Sociology: Studying Social Problems
1(28)
PART II PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Poverty and Wealth
29(28)
Racial and Ethnic Inequality
57(30)
Gender Inequality
87(28)
Aging and Inequality
115(28)
PART III PROBLEMS OF DEVIANCE, CONFORMITY, AND WELL-BEING
Crime and Criminal Justice
143(30)
Violence
173(26)
Sexuality
199(28)
Alcohol and Other Drugs
227(26)
Physical and Mental Health
253(30)
PART IV PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Economy and Politics
283(24)
Work and the Workplace
307(26)
Family Life
333(24)
Education
357(26)
Urban Life
383(26)
PART V GLOBAL PROBLEMS
Population and Global Inequality
409(26)
Technology and the Environment
435(24)
War and Terrorism
459

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