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Social Problems A Brief Introduction / Edition 2
     

Social Problems A Brief Introduction / Edition 2

by James William Coleman
 

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ISBN-10: 0130283002

ISBN-13: 2900130283008

Pub. Date: 12/11/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This book's logical organization—essential concepts, troubled institutions, inequality, deviance, and global problems—in a concise, paperback format, helps readers gain a coherent understanding of social problems. There are strongly worded debates in each chapter on controversial problems related to the family, the political economy, education, the poor,

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This book's logical organization—essential concepts, troubled institutions, inequality, deviance, and global problems—in a concise, paperback format, helps readers gain a coherent understanding of social problems. There are strongly worded debates in each chapter on controversial problems related to the family, the political economy, education, the poor, ethnic minorities, health and illness, drug use, and crime. "Personal Perspectives" boxes give first person accounts of experiences such as single motherhood and "Signs of Hope" boxes show progress and solutions to problems. For those interested in a comprehensive look at—and a global perspective of—the social problems of America and other countries, as well as their causes and attempted solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900130283008
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/11/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
474

Table of Contents

1. Sociology and Social Problems.

I. TROUBLED INSTITUTIONS.

2. Problems in the Political Economy.
3. Problems of the Family.
4. Problems of Education.

II. THE PROBLEMS OF INEQUALITY.

5. The Poor.
6. The Ethnic Minorities.
7. Gender.
8. Health and Illness.

III. CONFORMITY AND DEVIANCE.

9. Drug Use.
10. Crime and Violence.

IV. PROBLEMS IN A CHANGING WORLD.

11. The Global Divide: Inequality and Conflict.
12. Environment and Population.

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