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  • Edition: 6th
  • Copyright: 1994-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Taking a conflict approach, Eitzen and Baca Zinn focus on the underlying features of the social world in an effort to help students to understand today's social problems.

Table of Contents

Political Economy Of Social Problems
Sociological Approach to Social Problems
History of Social Problems Theory
Toward a Definition of Social Problems
Types of Social Problems
Norm Violations
Social Conditions
Social Structure as the Basic Unit of Analysis
Person-Blame Approach versus System-Blame Approach
Reasons for Focusing on the System-Blame Approach
Organization of the Book
Chapter Review
Key Terms
Websites for Further Reference
Wealth and Power: The Bias of the System
Capitalism and Socialism
Economy: Concentration of Corporate Wealth
Monopolistic Capitalism
Transnational Corporations
Concentration of Wealth
Political System: Links Between Wealth and Power
Government by Interest Groups
Financing of Political Campaigns
Candidate Selection Process
Bias of the Political System
Consequences of Concentrated Power
Subsidies to Big Business
Trickle-Down Solutions
The Powerless Bear the Burden
Foreign Policy for Corporate Benefit
Chapter Review
Key Terms
Websites for Further Reference
Problems Of People, The Environment, and Location
World Population and Global Inequality
World Population Growth
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