Social Problems / Edition 5by James M. Henslin
Pub. Date: 12/28/1999
Rich with special feature sections and boxes, this broad, theoretically balanced introduction to contemporary social problems provides readers with a thorough understanding of major social problems facing the United Statestheir causes, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them. It provides the basic data and the sociological frameworks for interpreting those data. Features Social Maps and a variety of boxes: Technology and Social Problems; A Global Glimpse; Divided Society; Thinking Critically About Social Problems; and Issues in Social Problems. Covers a full range of social problems and how sociologists view and interpret them: Aging; Prostitution, Homosexuality, and Pornography; Alcohol and Other Drugs; Rape and Murder; Crime and Criminal Justice; Wealth and Poverty; Race and Ethnic Relations; Sex Discrimination; Problems of Physical and Mental Illness; Education; The Changing Family; Urban Problems; Population and Food; The Environmental Crisis; and War, Terrorism, and the Balance of Power. For anyone interested in acquiring a solid foundation in the kinds, causes, consequences, and solutions to a broad range of some of today's most pressing social problems.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.32(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.14(d)
Table of Contents
I. THE SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS.
1. How Sociologists View Social Problems: The Abortion Dilemma.
2. Interpreting Social Problems: Aging
II. NORM VIOLATIONS IN SOCIAL CONTEXT.
3. Prostitution, Homosexuality, and Pornography.
4. Alcohol and Other Drugs.
5. Violence in Society: Rape and Murder.
6. Crime and Criminal Justice.
III. PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY.
7. Economic Problems: Wealth and Poverty.
8. Race and Ethnic Relations.
9. Sex Discrimination.
10. Medical Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness.
IV. SOCIAL CHANGE AND MEGAPROBLEMS.
11. The Changing Family.
12. Urban Problems.
13. Population and Food.
14. The Environmental Crisis.
15. War, Terrorism, and the Balance of Power.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >