Social Problems / Edition 5

Social Problems / Edition 5

by James M. Henslin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130960845

ISBN-13: 9780130960849

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Pearson

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 States—their causes, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them. It provides the basic data and the sociological frameworks

Overview

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 States—their 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130960849
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
614
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.
Bibliography.
Photo Credits.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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