Social Problems

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Written by a respected scholar in the field, this authoritative and very accessible text offers students a contemporary introduction to Social Problems by introducing the major trends and future outlook for each social problem. Social policies devised to address social problems--and their consequences--are examined in depth by presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today's social problems. The text takes the discussion of social problems one step further by looking at each problem from a global perspective and "big picture" view.

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
War and Global Insecurity
Every chapter ends with Going Beyond Left And Right, Summary, Key Terms, Social Problems Online, & Research Navigator
Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems
What Is a Social Problem?
Perspectives on Social Problems
The Natural History of Social Problems
The Media and Social Problems
Research on Social Problems
Social Policy
of Health and Health Care
Health Care as a Global Social Problem
The Scope of Health-Care Problems in America
AIDS A Modern Plague
Explanations of Health-Care Problems
Politics and Social Policy
Social Policy
Problems of Mental Illness and Treatment
Mental Illness as a Social Problem
The Social Construction of Mental Illness
Inequality, Conflict, and Mental Illness
Institutional Problems of Treatment and Care
Social Policy
Alcohol and Other Drugs
TheNature of the Problem
Alcohol Use and Abuse
Illegal Drug Use and Abuse
Social Policy
Crime and Violence
The Nature of Crime
Trafficking in Humans
Transnational Organized Crime
Types of Crimes and Criminals
Gangs, Guns, and Violent Death
Conditions and Causes of Crime and Violence
Controlling Crime
Social Policy
Poverty Amid Affluence
The Haves and the Have-Nots
Poverty and Social Class
The Nature of Poverty
Concomitants of Poverty
Explanations of Persistent Poverty
Social Policy
Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
The Continuing Struggle for Minority Civil Rights
The Social Construction of Minorities
Defining Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Origins of Prejudice and Discrimination
Institutional Discrimination
Some Consequences of Prejudice and Discrimination
Social Policy
Gender and Sexuality
Traditional Sex Roles
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Sexism and Gender Inequality
Sources of Sexism
Sources of Homophobia
Social Policy
An Aging Society
Aging as a Social Problem
The Elderly in America Today
Dimensions of the Aging Process
Concomitants of Aging
Social Policy
The Changing Family
The Nature of Families
Postponement of Marriage
Changing Norms of Parenthood
Homeless Families
Family Violence
Social Policy
Problems of Education
Sociological Perspectives on Education
Educational Attainment and Achievement
Education and Equality: The Issue of Equal Access
School Reform: Problems of Institutional ChangeSo<$$$>
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