Social Problems / Edition 7

Social Problems / Edition 7

by James M. Henslin
     
 

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,… See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131930827
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/09/2005
Series:
MySocKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.14(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

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >