Social Problems / Edition 8

Social Problems / Edition 8

by James William Coleman, Harold R. Kerbo, Linda L. Ramos, Harold R. Kerbo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130413739

ISBN-13: 9780130413734

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Organization is a key strength of this best-selling introduction to social problems. The book opens with an overview of the sociological tools and perspectives that are used in the study of social problems. It then lays a solid foundation by discussing fundamental changes and problems in the four basic social institutions, the economy, government, education, and…  See more details below

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Organization is a key strength of this best-selling introduction to social problems. The book opens with an overview of the sociological tools and perspectives that are used in the study of social problems. It then lays a solid foundation by discussing fundamental changes and problems in the four basic social institutions, the economy, government, education, and family, before examining more specific topics, such as health care and poverty. The writing is clear, direct, and reinforced with high-impact, full-color graphics throughout. This edition has been updated to include two new features: "Signs of Hope" boxes, which help promote a positive outlook on today's social problems, and "Personal Perspectives" boxes, which present personal accounts of individuals' own experiences with particular social problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130413734
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
655
Product dimensions:
8.37(w) x 10.37(h) x 1.25(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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