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Overview

Social problems run the gamut from family crises to global crises. While it is difficult to identify and isolate the exact causes of social problems such as family violence, global poverty, and environmental depletion, it is even more difficult to develop policies and programs that will effectively put an end to them. Using a cross-cultural perspective, this book considers various ways that we can hope to solve these social problems in the U.S. and other societies. The book is divided into three parts: 1) Individual and Family-Level Problems looks at the immediate and primary impacts of social problems on individuals and small groups; 2) Societal-Level Problems examines problems of work, education, inequalities of race, ethnicity, and gender; and 3) Global-Level Problems looks at problems that affect humanity at large, rather than in one society or region alone. Social workers, social policy analysts,
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A college text emphasizing the macrolevel perspective and systematic cross-cultural comparisons as indispensable tools for developing a better understanding of social problems in the US and globally. The three parts examine social problems at the level of individuals, society, and the world. Lightly illustrated. Updated from the 1995 edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205276615
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/12/1998
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with "Summary."

1. The Sociology of Social Problems.
Sociology and Social Problems.
Studying Problems Sociologically.
Theoretical Interpretations of Social Problems.
Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Problems.

2. Family Disorganization: Crisis in the Home.
The Impact of Work and the Economy on Family Life.
Family Violence.
Divorce.

3. Drugs, Alcohol, and Gambling: Taking a Chance.
Understanding the Problem of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
Drug Use and Abuse.
Alcohol Use and Abuse.
Gambling.

4. Health and Health Care: Paying the Price.
Measuring Health and Illness.
Health, Illness, and Death in Developing Countries.
Health and Economic Development.
Societal Responses to Preventable Death and Illness.
Health Care USA: A System in Crisis.
Tackling the U.S. Health Care Problem.

5. Problems in Education and Work: Chasing the Dream.
The Theory and Practice of Education.
Education in the United States: A System in Crisis.
Work in Theory and Practice.
Problems in Work and the Workplace.

6. Inequality and Poverty: Falling Behind.
Assessing Contemporary Inequality.
Industrialism, Postindustrialism, and Inequality.
Global Inequality.
Understanding Poverty.
Poverty and Homelessness in the United States.

7. Problems of Race and Ethnicity: The Melting Pot Boils Over.
Understanding the Problems of Race and Ethnicity.
Inequalities between Majority Groups and Minority Groups.
Patterns of Racial and Ethnic GroupRelations.
Race and Ethnic Relations in the Global Village.
Race and Ethnic Group Relations in the United States.

8. Inequalities of Sex and Gender: The Longest War.
Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation.
Patterns of Gender Inequality.
Sexual Issues as a Battlefront.
Feminism and the Women's Movement.

9. Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice: Getting Busted.
Counting Crime Around the World.
Offenders and Victims.
Crime and Unemployment.
Explanations of Crime and Violence.
Violence and Crime.
Property and Occupational Crimes.
Organized Crime in the United States.
Organized Crime—The Global Dimension.
The Criminal Justice System.

10. Population Dynamics: Too Many and Too Few People.
Overpopulation.
World Hunger.
Controlling Fertility.
Underpopulation and Societal Aging.
Migration.

11. Environmental Problems: Trashing the Planet.
Problems of Environmental Depletion.
Perpetual Resource Depletion.
Nonrenewable Resource Depletion.
Problems of Environmental Destruction.
Problems of Waste Disposal.

12. The World at War: Apocalypse Now.
Understanding Conflict and War.
The Cold War and Its Aftermath.
Terrorism.
Keeping the Peace: Hurdling the Millennium.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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