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Understanding Social Problems

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9780495091585

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0495091588
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Pub. Date:
3/24/2006
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This is a comprehensive mid-level paperback text that takes a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to social problems. The text progresses from a micro- to macro-level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, environmental problems, and conflict around the world.The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Thinking About Social Problems
1(27)
What Is a Social Problem?
3(1)
Objective and Subjective Elements of Social Problems
3(1)
Variability in Definitions of Social Problems
3(1)
Elements of Social Structure and Culture
4(3)
Elements of Social Structure
4(2)
Elements of Culture
6(1)
Self and Society: Personal Beliefs About Various Social Problems
7(2)
The Sociological Imagination
9(1)
Theoretical Perspectives
9(7)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
9(1)
Structural-Functionalist Theories of Social Problems
10(1)
Conflict Perspective
11(1)
Conflict Theories of Social Problems
11(2)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
13(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Theories of Social Problems
13(3)
Taking a Stand: Should Sociologists Be Required by Law to Reveal Their Sources?
16(1)
Social Problems Research
16(2)
Stages of Conducting a Research Study
16(2)
Social Problems Research Up Close: The Sociological Enterprise
18(4)
Methods of Data Collection
19(3)
Goals of the Textbook
22(2)
The Human Side: Social Change and College Student Activism
24(2)
Understanding Social Problems
26(1)
Chapter Review
26(1)
Critical Thinking
27(1)
Key Terms
27(1)
Media Resources
27(1)
Part 2: Problems of Well-Being
Illness and the Health Care Crisis
28(44)
The Global Context: Effects of Globalization on Health
29(2)
Effects of Increased Travel and Information Technology on Health
30(1)
Effects of Increased Trade and Transnational Corporations on Health
30(1)
Effects of International Free Trade Agreements on Health
31(1)
Societal Measures of Health and Illness
31(4)
Morbidity
32(1)
Patterns of Longevity
32(1)
Patterns of Mortality
33(2)
The Epidemiological Transition
35(1)
Patterns of Burden of Disease
35(1)
Sociological Theories of Illness and Health Care
35(4)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
36(1)
Conflict Perspective
37(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
38(1)
HIV/AIDS: A Global Health Concern
39(2)
HIV/AIDS in Africa and Other Regions
39(1)
HIV/AIDS in the United States
40(1)
The Growing Problem of Obesity
41(1)
Mental Illness: The Hidden Epidemic
42(2)
Extent and Impact of Mental Illness
42(1)
Causes of Mental Disorders
43(1)
The Human Side: Men Talk About Depression
44(1)
Lifestyle Behaviors and Social Factors Associated with Health and Illness
45(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: The National Health-Risk Behavior Survey
46(5)
Social Class and Poverty
46(2)
Education
48(1)
Family and Household Factors
48(1)
Gender
49(1)
Racial and Ethnic Minority Status
50(1)
Problems in U.S. Health Care
51(4)
U.S. Health Care: An Overview
51(2)
Inadequate Health Insurance Coverage
53(1)
The High Cost of Health Care
54(1)
Taking a Stand: Should Universities Require Students to Have Health Insurance?
55(3)
The Managed Care Crisis
57(1)
Inadequate Mental Health Care
57(1)
Strategies for Action: Improving Health and Health Care
58(2)
Improving Maternal and Infant Health
58(1)
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Alleviation Strategies
59(1)
Focus on Technology: Americans' Use of the Internet to Find Health Information
60(7)
Fighting the Growing Problem of Obesity
64(1)
U.S. Health Care Reform
65(1)
Strategies to Improve Mental Health Care
66(1)
Self and Society: Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help
67(1)
Understanding Illness and the Health Care Crisis
68(2)
Chapter Review
70(1)
Critical Thinking
71(1)
Key Terms
71(1)
Media Resources
71(1)
Alcohol and Other Drugs
72(32)
The Global Context: Drug Use and Abuse
73(2)
Drug Use and Abuse Around the World
73(2)
Self and Society: U.S. Social Policy
75(2)
Drug Use and Abuse in the United States
76(1)
Sociological Theories of Drug Use and Abuse
77(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
77(1)
Conflict Perspective
78(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
79(1)
Biological and Psychological Theories
80(1)
Frequently Used Legal and Illegal Drugs
80(2)
Alcohol
80(2)
The Human Side: An Excerpt from Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, by Koren Zailckas
82(2)
Tobacco
83(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Images of Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Children's Animated Films
84(5)
Marijuana
85(1)
Cocaine
86(1)
Other Drugs
87(2)
Societal Consequences of Drug Use and Abuse
89(4)
Family Costs
90(1)
Crime Costs
90(1)
Economic Costs
91(1)
Health Costs
92(1)
Focus on Technology: The Question of Drug Testing
93(1)
Treatment Alternatives
94(2)
Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment
94(1)
Peer Support Groups
95(1)
Strategies for Action: America Responds
96(3)
Government Regulations
96(2)
Deregulation or Legalization: The Debate
98(1)
Taking a Stand: Should Drugs Be Legalized for Those 21 Years Old and Older?
99(2)
Collective Action
100(1)
Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs
101(1)
Chapter Review
102(1)
Critical Thinking
102(1)
Key Terms
103(1)
Media Resources
103(1)
Crime and Social Control
104(33)
The Global Context: International Crime and Social Control
105(1)
Sources of Crime Statistics
106(2)
Official Statistics
106(1)
Victimization Surveys
107(1)
Self-Report Offender Surveys
107(1)
Self and Society: Criminal Activities Survey
108(1)
Sociological Theories of Crime
109(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
109(2)
Conflict Perspective
111(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
112(1)
Types of Crime
112(2)
Street Crime: Violent Offenses
113(1)
Taking a Stand: Should Sex Offenders Be Required to Register?
114(6)
Street Crime: Property Offenses
115(1)
Vice Crimes
115(1)
White-Collar Crime
116(1)
Computer Crime
117(2)
Juvenile Delinquency
119(1)
Demographic Patterns of Crime
120(2)
Gender and Crime
120(1)
Age and Crime
121(1)
Race, Social Class, and Crime
121(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Race and Ethnicity in Sentencing Outcomes
122(3)
Region and Crime
123(2)
The Costs of Crime and Social Control
125(1)
Economic Costs
125(1)
Social and Psychological Costs
126(1)
Strategies for Action: Crime and Social Control
126(5)
Local Initiatives
127(1)
Criminal Justice Policy
128(3)
The Human Side: Witness to an Execution
131(2)
Legislative Action
132(1)
Focus on Technology: DNA Evidence
133(1)
Understanding Crime and Social Control
134(1)
Chapter Review
135(1)
Critical Thinking
136(1)
Key Terms
136(1)
Media Resources
136(1)
Family Problems
137(45)
The Global Context: Families of the World
138(3)
Monogamy, Polygamy, and Arranged Marriages
138(2)
Role of Women in the Family
140(1)
Same-Sex Relationships
140(1)
Changing Patterns and Structures in U.S. Families and Households
141(5)
The Marital Decline and Marital Resilience Perspectives on the American Family
144(2)
Sociological Theories of Family Problems
146(2)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
146(1)
Conflict and Feminist Perspectives
146(2)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
148(1)
Violence and Abuse in Intimate and Family Relationships
148(1)
Self and Society: Abusive Behavior Inventory
149(8)
Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
150(2)
Child Abuse
152(3)
Elder Abuse, Parent Abuse, and Sibling Abuse
155(1)
Factors Contributing to Intimate Partner and Family Violence and Abuse
155(2)
Strategies for Action: Preventing and Responding to Violence and Abuse in Intimate and Family Relationships
157(3)
Primary Prevention Strategies
157(2)
Secondary Prevention Strategies
159(1)
Tertiary Prevention Strategies
159(1)
Problems Associated with Divorce
160(4)
Social Causes of Divorce
160(2)
Consequences of Divorce
162(2)
Focus on Technology: DNA Paternity Testing and Child Support
164(1)
The Human Side: My Parents' Divorce
165(2)
Strategies for Action: Strengthening Marriage and Alleviating Problems of Divorce
167(3)
Strategies to Strengthen Marriage and Prevent Divorce
167(2)
Strategies to Strengthen Families During and After Divorce
169(1)
Nonmarital and Teenage Childbearing
170(4)
Social Factors Related to Nonmarital and Teenage Childbearing
172(1)
Social Problems Related to Nonmarital and Teenage Childbearing
173(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Perceptions of Marriage Among Low-Income Single Mothers
174(2)
Strategies for Action: Interventions in Teenage and Nonmarital Childbearing
176(2)
Teenage Pregnancy Prevention
176(2)
Taking a Stand: Should Pharmacists Be Allowed to Refuse to Fill Prescriptions for Birth Control Products?
178(1)
Increasing Life Options of Teenagers and Unmarried Mothers
178(1)
Increase Men's Involvement with Children
178(1)
Understanding Family Problems
179(1)
Chapter Review
180(1)
Critical Thinking
181(1)
Key Terms
181(1)
Media Resources
181(1)
Part 3: Problems of Inequality
Poverty and Economic Inequality
182(37)
The Global Context: Poverty and Economic Inequality Around the World
185(3)
Defining and Measuring Poverty
185(2)
The Extent of Global Poverty and Economic Inequality
187(1)
Sociological Theories of Poverty and Economic Inequality
188(2)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
188(1)
Conflict Perspective
189(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
190(1)
Economic Inequality and Poverty in the United States
190(4)
Economic Inequality in the United States
191(1)
Patterns of Poverty in the United States
191(3)
Consequences of Poverty and Economic Inequality
194(2)
Health Problems, Hunger, and Poverty
194(2)
Self and Society: Food Security Scale
196(4)
Educational Problems and Poverty
196(1)
Family Stress and Parenting Problems Associated with Poverty
197(1)
Housing Problems and Homelessness
198(1)
Intergenerational Poverty
199(1)
The Human Side: Life on the Streets: New York's Homeless
200(2)
War and Social Conflict
200(2)
Strategies for Action: Antipoverty Programs, Policies, and Proposals
202(3)
Government Public Assistance and Welfare Programs in the United States
202(3)
Taking a Stand: Do Laws That Prohibit Homeless People from Begging and Sleeping in Public Unfairly Punish the Homeless?
205(5)
Welfare in the United States: Myths and Realities
207(1)
Minimum Wage Increase and ``Living Wage'' Laws
208(1)
Faith-Based Services for the Poor
209(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Making Ends Meet: Survival Strategies Among Low-Income and Welfare Single Mothers
210(3)
International Responses to Poverty
211(2)
Understanding Poverty and Economic Inequality
213(1)
Focus on Technology: Is Genetically Modified Food the Solution for Global Hunger?
214(3)
Chapter Review
217(1)
Critical Thinking
217(1)
Key Terms
217(1)
Media Resources
218(1)
Work and Employment
219(36)
The Global Context: The Economy in the 21st Century
220(4)
Socialism and Capitalism
220(1)
Industrialization, Post-Industrialization, and the Changing Nature of Work
221(1)
The Globalization of Trade and Free Trade Agreements
222(1)
Transnational Corporations
223(1)
Sociological Theories of Work and the Economy
224(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
224(1)
Conflict Perspective
225(2)
Self and Society: How Do You Define the American Dream?
227(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
227(1)
Problems of Work and Unemployment
228(6)
Forced Labor and Slavery
228(2)
Sweatshop Labor
230(1)
Health and Safety Hazards in the U.S. Workplace
231(2)
Job Dissatisfaction and Alienation
233(1)
The Human Side: Excerpts from an Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, Author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
234(2)
Work-Family Concerns
234(2)
Taking a Stand: Should Employers Have the Right to Monitor Their Employees' E-Mails from the Work Site?
236(4)
Unemployment and Underemployment
237(1)
Labor Unions and the Struggle for Workers' Rights
238(2)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights
240(2)
Strategies for Action: Responses to Workers' Concerns
242(6)
Efforts to End Slavery
242(1)
Responses to Sweatshop Labor
243(1)
Responses to Worker Health and Safety Concerns
243(2)
Work-Family Policies and Programs
245(2)
Workforce Development and Job-Creation Programs
247(1)
Focus on Technology: Telework: The New Workplace of the 21st Century
248(4)
Efforts to Strengthen Labor
249(2)
Challenges to Corporate Power and Globalization
251(1)
Understanding Work and Unemployment
252(1)
Chapter Review
253(1)
Critical Thinking
254(1)
Key Terms
254(1)
Media Resources
254(1)
Problems in Education
255(34)
The Global Context: Cross-Cultural Variations in Education
256(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Guns, Kids, and Schools
257(2)
Taking a Stand: Should Schools Be Privatized?
259(1)
Sociological Theories of Education
259(4)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
260(2)
Conflict Perspective
262(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
263(1)
Who Succeeds? The Inequality of Educational Attainment
263(8)
Social Class and Family Background
263(3)
Race and Ethnicity
266(3)
Gender
269(2)
Self and Society: Student Alienation Scale
271(1)
Problems in the American Educational System
272(7)
Low Levels of Academic Achievement
272(1)
School Dropouts
273(1)
Violence in the Schools
274(2)
Inadequate School Facilities and Programs
276(1)
Recruitment and Retention of Quality Teachers
277(2)
Strategies for Action: Trends and Innovations in American Education
279(1)
National Educational Policy
279(1)
The Human Side: The Pendulum of Change
280(4)
Character Education
282(1)
Computer Technology in Education
283(1)
School Choice
283(1)
Focus on Technology: Distance Learning and the New Education
284(2)
Understanding Problems in Education
286(1)
Chapter Review
287(1)
Critical Thinking
288(1)
Key Terms
288(1)
Media Resources
288(1)
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
289(42)
The Global Context: Diversity Worldwide
291(4)
The Social Construction of Race
291(1)
Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Group Interaction
292(3)
Racial and Ethnic Group Diversity and Relations in the United States
295(4)
Racial Diversity in the United States
295(2)
Ethnic Diversity in the United States
297(1)
Race and Ethnic Group Relations in the United States
297(2)
Immigrants in America
299(1)
U.S. Immigration: A Historical Perspective
299(1)
Self and Society: Attitudes Toward U.S. Immigrants and Immigration
300(5)
Being a U.S. Immigrant: Challenges and Achievements
300(3)
Illegal Immigration
303(1)
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
304(1)
Taking a Stand: Should Undocumented Immigrants Quality for In-State College Tuition?
305(1)
Sociological Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations
305(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
306(1)
Conflict Perspective
306(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
307(1)
Prejudice and Racism
308(2)
Aversive and Modem Racism
308(1)
Learning to Be Prejudiced: The Role of Socialization and the Media
309(1)
Focus on Technology: Hate on the Web
310(2)
Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities
312(4)
Individual Versus Institutional Discrimination
312(1)
Employment Discrimination
313(1)
Housing Discrimination and Segregation
314(1)
Educational Discrimination and Segregation
315(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: An Undergraduate Sociology Class Uncovers Racial Discrimination in Housing
316(4)
Political Discrimination
318(1)
Hate Crimes
318(2)
The Human Side: Anti-Immigrant Hate: One Immigrant's Experience
320(2)
Strategies for Action: Responding to Prejudice, Racism, and Discrimination
322(6)
Legal and Political Strategies
322(1)
Affirmative Action
323(3)
Educational Strategies
326(2)
Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
328(1)
Chapter Review
329(1)
Critical Thinking
330(1)
Key Terms
330(1)
Media Resources
330(1)
Gender Inequality
331(37)
The Global Context: The Status of Women and Men
333(3)
Inequality in the United States
335(1)
Self and Society: The Beliefs About Women Scale (BAWS)
336(1)
Sociological Theories of Gender Inequality
337(2)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
337(1)
Conflict Perspective
337(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
338(1)
Gender Stratification: Structural Sexism
339(5)
Education and Structural Sexism
339(2)
Work and Structural Sexism
341(2)
Income and Structural Sexism
343(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Gender and the Quantity and Quality of Free Time
344(4)
Politics and Structural Sexism
346(2)
Civil Rights, the Law, and Structural Sexism
348(1)
The Social Construction of Gender Roles: Cultural Sexism
348(2)
Family Relations and Cultural Sexism
349(1)
Focus on Technology: Sex Selection of Children
350(5)
The School Experience and Cultural Sexism
352(2)
Media, Language, and Cultural Sexism
354(1)
Religion and Cultural Sexism
355(1)
Social Problems and Traditional Gender Role Socialization
355(3)
The Feminization of Poverty
356(1)
Social-Psychological and Other Health Costs
356(2)
The Human Side: Real Boys' Voices
358(1)
Taking a Stand: Are Gender Roles a Matter of Biology or Environment?
359(1)
Conflict in Relationships
359(1)
Strategies for Action: Toward Gender Equality
360(4)
Grassroots Movements
360(2)
Public Policy
362(2)
International Efforts
364(1)
Understanding Gender Inequality
364(2)
Chapter Review
366(1)
Critical Thinking
366(1)
Key Terms
367(1)
Media Resources
367(1)
Issues in Sexual Orientation
368(40)
The Global Context: A World View of Laws Pertaining to Homosexuality
370(2)
Homosexuality and Bisexuality in the United States: A Demographic Overview
372(2)
Sexual Orientation: Problems Associated with Identification and Classification
372(1)
The Prevalence of Nonheterosexual Adults in the United States
373(1)
Prevalence of Same Sex Unmarried Couple Households in the United States
373(1)
The Origins of Sexual Orientation Diversity
374(2)
Beliefs About What ``Causes'' Homosexuality
374(1)
Can Homosexuals Change Their Sexual Orientation?
374(2)
Sociological Theories of Sexual Orientation Issues
376(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
376(1)
Conflict-Perspective
377(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
378(1)
Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Biphobia
379(1)
Homophobia
379(1)
Self and Society: The Self-Report of Behavior Scale (Revised)
380(4)
Biphobia
383(1)
Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality
383(1)
Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation Minorities
384(2)
Discrimination in the Workplace and in Housing
385(1)
Discrimination in the Military
385(1)
Focus on Technology: Effect of Internet Filtering and Monitoring on Sexual Orientation Minorities
386(2)
Discrimination in Marriage
387(1)
Taking a Stand: Should Religious Organizations That Receive Federal Funds to Provide Social Services Under the Faith-Based Initiative Be Allowed to Discriminate in Hiring?
388(2)
The Human Side: Effects of a Federal Marriage Amendment on Gay and Lesbian Families: One Woman's Plea to ``Do No Harm''
390(4)
Discrimination in Child Custody and Visitation
391(1)
Discrimination in Adoption and Foster Care
392(1)
Hate Crimes Against Sexual Orientation Minorities
392(1)
Antigay Hate in Schools and on Campuses
393(1)
Police Mistreatment of Sexual Orientation Minorities
394(1)
Effects of Homophobia, Heterosexism, and Antigay Discrimination on Heterosexuals
394(2)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Campus Climate for GLBT People: A National Perspective
396(1)
Strategies for Action: Reducing Antigay Prejudice and Discrimination
396(8)
Reducing Employment Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation Minorities
398(2)
Providing Legal Recognition and Support to Lesbian and Gay Couples
400(1)
Protecting Gay and Lesbian Parental Rights
401(1)
Antigay Hate Crimes Legislation
402(1)
Educational Strategies: Policies and Programs in the Public Schools
402(1)
Campus Policies and Programs Dealing with Sexual Orientation
403(1)
Understanding Issues in Sexual Orientation
404(2)
Chapter Review
406(1)
Critical Thinking
407(1)
Key Terms
407(1)
Media Resources
407(1)
Problems of Youth and Aging
408(34)
The Global Context: Youth and Aging Around the World
409(1)
Youth and Aging
410(2)
Childhood, Adulthood, and Elderhood
411(1)
Sociological Theories of Age Inequality
412(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
412(1)
Conflict Perspective
413(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
413(2)
Problems of Youth
415(1)
Child Labor
415(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Television and the Portrayal of the Elderly
416(7)
Orphaned and Street Children
419(1)
Children's Rights
420(1)
Foster Care and Adoption
420(1)
Poverty and Economic Discrimination
421(1)
Children, Violence, and the Media
422(1)
Children's Health
422(1)
The Human Side: Growing Up in the Other America
423(1)
Kids in Crisis
423(1)
Demographics: The Graying of America
424(2)
Age and Race and Ethnicity
424(1)
Age and Sex
424(2)
Age and Social Class
426(1)
Problems of the Elderly
426(1)
Self and Society: Facts on Aging Quiz
427(3)
Work and Retirement
427(1)
Poverty
428(2)
Taking a Stand: Should Social Security Be Privatized?
430(4)
Health Issues
430(1)
Living Arrangements
431(2)
Victimization and Abuse
433(1)
Quality of Life
433(1)
Strategies for Action: Growing Up and Growing Old
434(1)
Collective Action
434(1)
Focus on Technology: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Social Policy
435(4)
Political Power
436(1)
Economic Power
436(1)
Fighting Discrimination
437(1)
Government Policy
438(1)
Understanding Youth and Aging
439(1)
Chapter Review
440(1)
Critical Thinking
440(1)
Key Terms
441(1)
Media Resources
441(1)
Part 4: Problems of Globalization
Population Growth and Urbanization
442(30)
The Global Context: A World View of Population Growth and Urbanization
443(6)
World Population: History, Current Trends, and Future Projections
443(3)
An Overview of Urbanization Worldwide and in the United States
446(3)
Sociological Theories of Population Growth and Urbanization
449(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
449(1)
Conflict Perspective
450(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
450(2)
The Human Side: Voices from Around the World: Women and Men Talk About Family Planning
452(1)
Social Problems Related to Population Growth and Urbanization
452(6)
Problems Associated with Below-Replacement Fertility
453(1)
Environmental Problems and Resource Scarcity
454(1)
Poverty and Unemployment
454(1)
Global Insecurity
455(1)
Poor Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
456(1)
Transportation and Traffic Problems
456(1)
Effects of Sprawl on Wildlife and Human Health
457(1)
Strategies for Action: Responding to Problems of Population Growth, Population Decline, and Urbanization
458(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity
459(1)
Efforts to Maintain or Increase Population in Low-Fertility Countries
459(1)
Self and Society: Attitudes Toward Walking and Creating Better Walking Communities
460(4)
Provide Access to Family Planning Services
460(3)
Improve the Status of Women: The Importance of Education and Employment
463(1)
Increase Economic Development and Improve Health
463(1)
Taking a Stand: Do You Think Safe Abortion Should Be Part of Reproductive Health Care in Developing Countries?
464(4)
Restore Urban Prosperity
464(2)
Improve Transportation and Alleviate Traffic Congestion
466(1)
Responding to Urban Sprawl: Growth Boundaries, Smart Growth, and New Urbanism
467(1)
Regionalism
467(1)
Focus on Technology: A Return to Simpler Technology: Bicycles as a Solution to Urban Problems
468(1)
Strategies for Reducing Urban Growth in Developing Countries
469(1)
Understanding Problems of Population Growth and Urbanization
469(1)
Chapter Review
470(1)
Critical Thinking
471(1)
Key Terms
471(1)
Media Resources
471(1)
Environmental Problems
472(40)
The Global Context: Globalization and the Environment
473(2)
Permeability of International Borders
474(1)
Cultural and Social Integration
474(1)
The Growth of Transnational Corporations and Free Trade Agreements
474(1)
Sociological Theories of Environmental Problems
475(4)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
475(1)
Conflict Perspective
476(1)
Ecofeminist Perspective
477(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
478(1)
Environmental Problems: An Overview
479(1)
Energy Use Worldwide: An Overview
479(1)
Self and Society: Attitudes Toward Energy and the Environment
480(8)
Depletion of Natural Resources
481(1)
Air Pollution
482(2)
Global Warming and Climate Change
484(2)
Land Pollution
486(1)
Water Pollution
487(1)
Focus on Technology: Environmental and Health Hazards of Computer Manufacturing, Disposal, and Recycling
488(4)
Chemicals, Carcinogens, and Health Problems
490(2)
Social Problems Research Up Close: The Third National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
492(4)
Environmental Injustice
493(2)
Threats to Biodiversity
495(1)
Environmental Problems and Disappearing Livelihoods
495(1)
Social Causes of Environmental Problems
496(2)
Population Growth
496(1)
Industrialization and Economic Development
497(1)
Cultural Values and Attitudes
498(1)
Strategies for Action: Responding to Environmental Problems
498(2)
Environmental Activism
498(2)
The Human Side: An Interview with West Virginia Anti-Mountaintop Removal Activist Julia Bonds
500(3)
Environmental Education
502(1)
Taking a Stand: Should Corporate Law Be Changed to Include the Code for Corporate Citizenship?
503(5)
``Green'' Energy
503(2)
Modifications in Consumer Behavior
505(1)
Government Policies, Regulations, and Funding
506(1)
Sustainable Economic Development
507(1)
International Cooperation and Assistance
507(1)
Understanding Environmental Problems
508(2)
Chapter Review
510(1)
Critical Thinking
511(1)
Key Terms
511(1)
Media Resources
511(1)
Science and Technology
512(33)
Focus on Technology: New Technological Inventions
514(1)
The Global Context: The Technological Revolution
515(2)
Postmodernism and the Technological Fix
516(1)
Sociological Theories of Science and Technology
517(2)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
517(1)
Conflict Perspective
518(1)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
518(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: The Social Construction of the Hacking Community
519(1)
Technology and the Transformation of Society
520(9)
Technology in the Workplace
521(1)
The Computer Revolution
522(2)
The Internet
524(2)
Science and Biotechnology
526(3)
Self and Society: Abortion Attitude Scale
529(1)
Societal Consequences of Science and Technology
530(2)
Alienation, Deskilling, and Upskilling
530(2)
Taking a Stand: Should Federal Funds Be Used to Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research?
532(2)
Social Relationships and Social Interaction
532(1)
Loss of Privacy and Security
533(1)
The Human Side: Grow, Cells, Grow: One Child's Fight for Survival
534(4)
Unemployment
535(1)
The Digital Divide
536(1)
Mental and Physical Health
537(1)
The Challenges to Traditional Values and Beliefs
538(1)
Strategies for Action: Controlling Science and Technology
538(3)
Science, Ethics, and the Law
538(1)
Technology and Corporate America
539(1)
Runaway Science and Government Policy
540(1)
Understanding Science and Technology
541(2)
Chapter Review
543(1)
Critical Thinking
543(1)
Key Terms
544(1)
Media Resources
544(1)
Conflict, War, and Terrorism
545
The Global Context: Conflict in a Changing World
546(2)
War and Social Change
547(1)
Focus on Technology: Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity
548(1)
The Economics of Military Spending
549(1)
Sociological Theories of War
549(3)
Structural-Functionalist Perspective
549(2)
Conflict Perspective
551(1)
Social Problems Research Up Close: Generation X and the Military
552(3)
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
552(3)
Causes of War
555(3)
Conflict over Land and Other Natural Resources
555(1)
Conflict over Values and Ideologies
556(1)
Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Hostilities
556(1)
Defense Against Hostile Attacks
557(1)
Revolution
557(1)
Nationalism
558(1)
Terrorism
558(6)
Types of Terrorism
558(2)
Patterns of Global Terrorism
560(1)
The Roots of Terrorism
561(1)
America's Response to Terrorism
561(3)
Taking a Stand: Does Antiterrorism Legislation Threaten Civil Liberties?
564(1)
Social Problems Associated with Conflict, War, and Terrorism
565(1)
Death and Disability
565(1)
Rape, Forced Prostitution, and Displacement of Women and Children
565(1)
Self and Society: The Landmine Knowledge Quiz
566(5)
Social-Psychological Costs
567(1)
Diversion of Economic Resources
568(1)
Destruction of the Environment
568(3)
The Human Side: The Death of a Gulf War Veteran
571(1)
Strategies for Action: In Search of Global Peace
572(5)
Redistribution of Economic Resources
572(1)
World Government
572(2)
The United Nations
574(1)
Mediation and Arbitration
575(1)
Arms Control and Disarmament
575(2)
Understanding Conflict, War, and Terrorism
577(1)
Chapter Review
578(1)
Critical Thinking
578(1)
Key Terms
579(1)
Media Resources
579
Epilogue 1(1)
Appendix: Methods of Data Analysis 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
References 1(1)
Photo Credits 1(1)
Name Index 1(2)
Subject Index 3


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