Social Problems (Study Guide) / Edition 11

Social Problems (Study Guide) / Edition 11

by William Kornblum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131115634

ISBN-13: 9780131115637

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Pearson Education

Written by a respected scholar in the field, this authoritative and very accessible text offers students a contemporary introduction to Social Problems by introducing the major trends and future outlook for each social problem. Social policies devised to address social problems—and their consequences—are examined in depth by presenting the key research

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Written by a respected scholar in the field, this authoritative and very accessible text offers students a contemporary introduction to Social Problems by introducing the major trends and future outlook for each social problem. Social policies devised to address social problems—and their consequences—are examined in depth by presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today's social problems. The text takes the discussion of social problems one step further by looking at each problem from a global perspective and "big picture" view.

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ISBN-13:
9780131115637
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Box Features
Preface
1Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems2
2Problems of Physical Health28
3Mental Illness64
4Sex-Related Social Problems92
5Alcohol and Other Drugs124
6Crime and Criminals156
7Violence196
8Poverty Amid Affluence226
9Prejudice and Discrimination260
10Sex Roles and Inequality292
11An Aging Society318
12The Changing Family346
13Problems of Education374
14Problems of Work and the Economy404
15Urban Problems436
16Population and Immigration468
17Technology and the Environment492
18War and Terrorism522
Glossary545
References549
Photo Credits567
Name Index568
Subject Index571

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