Social Problems (Study Guide) / Edition 5

Social Problems (Study Guide) / Edition 5

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by James M. Henslin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130221139

ISBN-13: 9780130221131

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

This theoretically balanced book provides a thoroughunderstanding of major social problems facing the United States—theircauses, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them.It provides readers with the basic data and thesociological frameworks for interpreting those data. It uses a clear writingstyle, with liberal use of examples,

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This theoretically balanced book provides a thoroughunderstanding of major social problems facing the United States—theircauses, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them.It provides readers with the basic data and thesociological frameworks for interpreting those data. It uses a clear writingstyle, with liberal use of examples, illustrations, tables, and figures wellintegrated into the book and includes 22 A Global Glimpse boxes —that help students keep up with fast-paced global changes, and allows themto compare U.S. problems with those of other societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130221131
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
5TH
Product dimensions:
80.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 5.00(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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