Social Problems / Edition 6

Social Problems / Edition 6

by James Henslin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131105566

ISBN-13: 9780131105560

Pub. Date: 12/13/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This theoretically balanced book provides a thorough understanding of major social problems facing the United States—their causes, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them. It supplies readers with both the basic data and the sociological frameworks for interpreting it. Extensive learning tools helps users to easily understand…  See more details below

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This theoretically balanced book provides a thorough understanding of major social problems facing the United States—their causes, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them. It supplies readers with both the basic data and the sociological frameworks for interpreting it. Extensive learning tools helps users to easily understand potentially complex ideas and to relate concepts to their personal lives. A four-part organization covers the sociology of social problems, norm violations in social context, problems of social inequality, and social change and megaproblems. For those interested in a comprehensive look at the social problems of America, as well as their possible solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131105560
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/13/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Boxes
Preface
1How Sociologists View Social Problems: The Abortion Dilemma1
2Interpreting Social Problems: Aging29
3Prostitution, Homosexuality, and Pornography56
4Alcohol and Other Drugs98
5Violence in Society: Rape and Murder139
6Crime and Criminal Justice180
7Economic Problems: Wealth and Poverty229
8Race and Ethnic Relations270
9Sex Discrimination314
10Medical Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness351
11The Changing Family391
12Urban Problems431
13Population and Food471
14The Environmental Crisis508
15War, Terrorism, and the Balance of Power552
Bibliography587
Photo Credits621
Name Index623
Subject Index633

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