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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130221131
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Product dimensions: 80.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
1 How Sociologists View Social Problems: The Abortion Dilemma 1
2 Interpreting Social Problems: Aging 29
3 Prostitution, Homosexuality, and Pornography 56
4 Alcohol and Other Drugs 98
5 Violence in Society: Rape and Murder 139
6 Crime and Criminal Justice 180
7 Economic Problems: Wealth and Poverty 229
8 Race and Ethnic Relations 270
9 Sex Discrimination 314
10 Medical Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness 351
11 The Changing Family 391
12 Urban Problems 431
13 Population and Food 471
14 The Environmental Crisis 508
15 War, Terrorism, and the Balance of Power 552
Bibliography 587
Photo Credits 621
Name Index 623
Subject Index 633
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