Understanding Social Problems / Edition 2by David Knox, Caroline Schacht, Linda A. Mooney
Pub. Date: 08/28/1999
This new edition provides a comprehensive, theoretically balanced, humanistic and student-centered approach to studying social problems. Its widely praised features and pedagogy actively engage readers like no other textbook on the market. In a sea of dull, expensive hardcover texts, UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS is a lively, affordable, attractive paperback introduction to the study of social problems.
Table of Contents1. Thinking about Social Problems.
Section 1: Problems of Well-Being.
2. Illness and the Health Care Crisis.
3. Alcohol and Other Drugs.
4. Crime and Violence.
5. Family Problems.
Section 2: Problems of Human Diversity.
6. The Young and the Old.
7. Gender Inequality.
8. Race and Ethnic Relations.
9. Sexual Orientation.
Section 3: Problems of Inequality and Power.
10. The Haves and Have-Nots.
11. Work and Unemployment.
12. Problems in Education.
13. Cities in Crisis.
Section 4: Problems of Modernization.
14. Science and Technology.
15. Population and the Environmental Problems.
16. Conflict Around the World.
Appendix A: Methods of Data Analysis.
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