Social Problems and the Quality of Life, with Free CD-ROM

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-07-23
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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This book is organized around the theme of the quality of life. It seeks to define what a social problem is and then addresses specific issues: How can one gain a sociological understanding of social problems? What kinds of critical thinking should one engage in and what kinds should one avoid in attempting to understand social problems? How is the quality of one’s life affected by particular problems? What causes these problems and how can we resolve them? In Part One, the authors lay the groundwork by establishing key approaches to social problems. In the remaining sections, they discuss the social problems that most acutely influence our lives, and examine each problem for its impact on the quality of our lives.

Table of Contents

Understanding Social Problems
Myths and Facts: Using Critical Thinking and Research
Problems of Behavioral Variance
Sexual Variance
Alcohol and Other Problems
Crime and Delinquency
Problems Of Inequality
Gender Inequality
Race, Ethnic Groups, and Racism
Problems of Social Institutions
Government and Politics
Work and the Economy
Family Problems
Health Care and Illness: Physical and Mental
Global Social Problems
Population, Aging, and Urban Problems
The Environment
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