Social Problems

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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This comprehensive text provides a constuctionist/conflict approach to the various kinds of social problems that relate to deviance, institutions, and globalization. Social Problems consists of 16 chapters divided into 5 parts. Each chapter opens with a vignette that provides the nature and extent of a social problem, the conflicting views of the problem, various sociological theories of the problem, global aspects of the problem, social policies for dealing with the problem, and sociological insights on the problem that students can use to enhance their lives. Each chapter concludes with key terms, critical thinking questions, and internet resources. Instructors resources include Microsoft PowerPoint slides, an instructor's manual, and a test bank.

Table of Contents

Part1 Introduction to Social Problems
Chapter1 The Sociological Study of Social Problems
Part2 Problems of Inequality
Chapter2 Economic Inequality
Chapter3 Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Chapter4 Gender Inequality
Chapter5 Age Inequality
Part3 Problems of Deviance
Chapter6 Criminal Behavior
Chapter7 Interpersonal Violence
Chapter8 Sexual Behavior
Chapter9 Alcohol and Other Drugs
Part4 Problems of Institutions
Chapter10 Family Problems
Chapter11 Educational Problems
Chapter12 Economic Problems
Chapter13 Political Problems
Chapter14 Healthcare Problems
Part5 Problems of Globalization
Chapter15 Urbanization, Population, and Environment
Chapter16 War and Terrorism

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