Understanding Social Problems / Edition 9

Understanding Social Problems / Edition 9

by Linda A. Mooney, David Knox, Caroline Schacht
     
 


Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the… See more details below

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Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as "Animals and Society," "The Human Side," and "Self and Society" enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781285746500
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
116,586
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: SOCIOLOGY AND THE STUDY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 1. Thinking about Social Problems. Part II: PROBLEMS OF WELL-BEING. 2. Physical and Mental Health and Health Care. 3. Alcohol and Other Drugs. 4. Crime and Social Control. 5. Family Problems. Part III: PROBLEMS OF INEQUALITY. 6. Economic Inequality, Wealth, and Poverty. 7. Work and Unemployment. 8. Problems in Education. 9. Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. 10. Gender Inequality. 11. Sexual Orientation and the Struggle for Equality. Part IV: PROBLEMS OF GLOBALIZATION. 12. Population Growth and Aging. 13. Environmental Problems. 14. Science and Technology. 15. Conflict, War, and Terrorism.

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