Social Problems: A Down-To-Earth Approach / Edition 9

Social Problems: A Down-To-Earth Approach / Edition 9

by James M. Henslin, Lori Ann Fowler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205751504

ISBN-13: 9780205751501

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205751501
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Books a la Carte Series
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(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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