Social Problems / Edition 9

Social Problems / Edition 9

by James William Coleman, Harold R. Kerbo
     
 

This text encourages undergraduates to think about social problems in a critical, scientific way. Chapters are presented in sections on institutions, inequality, conformity and deviance, and problems of a changing world. Learning features include boxed readings on positive developments, personal insights by those affected by a particular problem, and pro and con… See more details below

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This text encourages undergraduates to think about social problems in a critical, scientific way. Chapters are presented in sections on institutions, inequality, conformity and deviance, and problems of a changing world. Learning features include boxed readings on positive developments, personal insights by those affected by a particular problem, and pro and con debates on controversial issues. This eighth edition adds material on social problems in other countries for comparison with the situation in the US. The authors teach sociology at California Polytechnic State University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131540538
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Sociology and Social Problems1
Ch. 2Problems of the Economy26
Ch. 3Problems of Government62
Ch. 4Problems of Education93
Ch. 5Problems of the Family123
Ch. 6The Poor155
Ch. 7The Ethnic Minorities185
Ch. 8Health and Illness221
Ch. 9The Old and the Young268
Ch. 10Women and Men293
Ch. 11Sexual Behavior322
Ch. 12Drug Use352
Ch. 13Crime and Violence384
Ch. 14The Global Divide: Problems of International Inequality421
Ch. 15Urbanization451
Ch. 16Population478
Ch. 17The Environment504
Ch. 18Warfare and International Conflict536
Glossary563
Credits570
Index571

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