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Social Problems / Edition 10

Social Problems / Edition 10

by James William Coleman, Harold R. Kerbo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132448459

ISBN-13: 9780132448451

Pub. Date: 03/12/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Drawing on the perspectives of multiple groups (rich, middle class, and poor; whites and people of color; gays and straights; females and males), Social Problems, 10/e examines troubled institutions, problems of inequality, conformity and deviance, and the problems of a changing world.

Now available in paperback, this text familiarizes students with the most

Overview

Drawing on the perspectives of multiple groups (rich, middle class, and poor; whites and people of color; gays and straights; females and males), Social Problems, 10/e examines troubled institutions, problems of inequality, conformity and deviance, and the problems of a changing world.

Now available in paperback, this text familiarizes students with the most trying problems of their times, while stimulating them to think in a critical, scientific way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132448451
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/12/2008
Series:
MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
525
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1: Sociology and Social Problems

PART I: Troubled Institutions

Chapter 2: Problems of the Family

Chapter 3: Problems of Education

Chapter 4: Problems of the Economy

Chapter 5: Problems of Government

Chapter 6: Physical and Mental Health

PART II: The Problems of Inequality

Chapter 7: The Poor

Chapter 8: The Ethnic Minorities

Chapter 9: Aging and the Life Cycle

Chapter 10: Women and Men

PART III: Conformity and Deviance

Chapter 11: Sexual Behavior

Chapter 12: Drug Use

Chapter 13: Crime and Violence

PART IV: Problems of a Changing World

Chapter 14: Urbanization

Chapter 15: Population

Chapter 16: The Environment

Chapter 17: The Global Divide: Globalization and International Inequality

Chapter 18: Warfare, Terrorism, and International Conflict

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

*All Chapters end with: Summary, Questions for Critical Thinking, Key Terms, and Internet Exercises

Chapter 1: Sociology and Social Problems

What Is a Social Problem?

Social Problems and Social Movements

Foundations of the Sociological Approach

Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems

Applying the Sociological Perspectives: An Example

Doing Sociological Research

Interpreting Claims About Social Problems

PART I: Troubled Institutions

Chapter 2: Problems of the Family

Families Around the World

Understanding Family Diversity

Family Problems

Solving the Problems of the Family

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of the Family

Chapter 3: Problems of Education

Equal Educational Opportunity for All?

The Quality of Education

Solving the Problems of Education

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of Education


Chapter 4: Problems of the Economy

The World Economy

Understanding Our Economic System

The New Economic Realities

Solving the Problems of the Economy

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of the Economy


Chapter 5: Problems of Government

The Growth of Government

Who Runs the Government?

The Political Process: Citizens and Special Interests

The Dilemmas of Government

Solving the Problems of Government

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of Government

Chapter 6: Physical and Mental Health

How Can the U.S. Health-Care System Be Improved?

Physical Illness

Mental Disorders

The Crisis in American Health Care

Solving the Problems of Mental and Physical Health

Sociological Perspectives on the Problems of Health and Health Care


PART II: The Problems of Inequality


Chapter 7: The Poor

What Can We Do to Reduce Poverty?

The Rich and the Poor: A Widening Gap

Measuring Poverty

The Life of Poverty

Understanding the Welfare System

Explanations of Poverty

Solving the Problems of Poverty

Sociological Perspectives on the Problems of the Poor

Chapter 8: The Ethnic Minorities

Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Minorities in North America

Explaining Ethnic Inequality

Solving the Problems of Ethnic Relations

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of Ethnic Minorities


Chapter 9: Aging and the Life Cycle

Problems of the Young

Problems of the Elderly

The Graying of America

Solving the Problems of the Young and the Old

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of the Life Cycle

Chapter 10: Women and Men

Gender Roles

Gender Inequality

Solving the Problems of Gender Inequality

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of Gender

PART III: Conformity and Deviance


Chapter 11: Sexual Behavior

Human Sexuality

Contemporary Sexual Behavior

Sexual Behavior and Social Problems

Solving the Problems of Sexual Behavior

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of Sexual Behavior

Chapter 12: Drug Use

Drugs and Drug Addiction

Why Use Drugs?

Drug Control in North America

Solving the Drug Problem

Sociological Perspectives on Drug Use

Chapter 13: Crime and Violence

The Nature of Crime and Violence

Measuring Crime and Violence

The Causes of Crime and Violence

Criminal Justice

Solving the Problems of Crime and Violence

Sociological Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency

PART IV: Problems of a Changing World

Chapter 14: Urbanization

Understanding Human Communities

Problems of Urbanization

Solving the Problems of Urbanization

Sociological Perspectives on Problems of Urbanization

Chapter 15: Population

What Caused the Population Explosion?

The Impact of Population Growth

Migration

Solving Population Problems

Sociological Perspectives on Population

Chapter 16: The Environment

Ecology

The Human Impact

Dwindling Resources

Origins of the Environmental Crisis

Solving Our Environmental Problems

Sociological Perspectives on the Environment

Chapter 17: The Global Divide: Globalization and International Inequality

Globalization and Global Inequality

Explaining the Global Divide

Solving the Problems of Global Inequality

Sociological Perspectives on the Global Divide

Chapter 18: Warfare, Terrorism, and International Conflict

The Nature of War

Terrorism

The Causes of Warfare and Terrorism

Solving the Problems of Warfare and International Conflict

The Prospects for the Future

Sociological Perspectives on Warfare, Terrorism, and International Conflict

Epilogue

Social Problems in the Twenty-First Century: Looking Forward and Looking Back

Three Critical Issues: Justice, Cohesion, and Survival

Justice

Cohesion

Survival

Three Scenarios for the Future

Notes

Glossary

Photo Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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