ISBN-10:
0130832286
ISBN-13:
9780130832283
Pub. Date:
08/10/1999
Publisher:
Pearson
Analyzing Social Problems: Essays and Exercises / Edition 2

Analyzing Social Problems: Essays and Exercises / Edition 2

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Overview

This hands-on, social problems “workbook” contains a 25 essays with accompanying exercises that address contemporary social problems and encourage critical and creative thinking about those problems. It features essays that are original, timely, and authoritative and that focus on issues that are personally relevant to today's society. The essays are written by experts in the specific areas in which they write and incorporate their own research findings and experiences into their essays and exercises. The introduction contains a sociological “tool kit” for analyzing problems in the introductory chapter along with an introduction to the various sociological approaches for addressing social problems. social institutions, social inequalities, social deviance, global social problems and social movement and change. For anyone interested in the field of social problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130832283
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 08/10/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: New articles are in bold.)

Introduction.


Analyzing Social Problems: Issues and Approaches.

I. TROUBLED SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS.


1. I Need a (Traditional) Wife! Employment-Family Conflicts, Janet Salzman Chafetz.

2. Domestic Violence: Hitting Us Where We Live, Linda P. Rouse.

3. Social Concerns about Teen-Age Pregnancy, Monica A. Longmore.

4. Work in the United States, Carl H.A. Dassbach.

5. Your Money or Your Life: Access to Medical Care as a Social Problem, Robert A. Hanneman.

6. Aging and Health Care, Jan W. Weaver and Stanley R. Ingman.

II. SOCIAL INEQUALITIES.


7. Inequality and Stratification, Jonathan H. Turner.

8. Poverty in the United States, Leonard Beeghley.

9. Racist and Egalitarian Ideologies in Modern American Culture, Charles Case.

10. Who's the Boss? Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Managerial Jobs, Elizabeth M. Almquist.

11. Sexual Harassment and the Legal System, Pamela Brandwein.

III. SOCIAL DEVIANCE, CRIME, AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.


12. Constructing the Crime Problem and the American Punitive Response, Robert Heiner.

13. Is American Becoming More Violent?, Robert L. Young.

14. Racism, Capital Punishment, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., and David V. Baker.

15. The Myths and Realities of Homelessness and Mental Health, Dee Southard.

16. Disability, Richard K. Scotch.

IV. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE.


17. Constructing Children's Problems, Joel Best.

18. The Victims' Revolt: Reform in the Legal System, Frank J. Weed .

19. Contemporary Activisms Among Lesbians and Gay Men, Thomas J. Linneman .

20. Labor Exploitation and Labor Organizing, Edna Bonacich and Carolina Bank .

V. GLOBAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS.


21. Social Behavior and Nuclear Weapons: Will There Be Another Nuclear War?, Lloyd J. Dumas.

22. Poverty and Development in Developing Nations, Ted Goertzel and Robert E. Wood.

23. Mortality Rates: How Social Scientists Explore an Important Dimension of Human Development, Cathleen J. Schlegel.

24. Environmental Hazards, Sustainability and Social Justice: Making a Difference, Brenda D. Phillips.

25. The Sociology of Conflicts over Natural Resources, Kathleen E. Halverson.

Conclusion: Addressing Social Problems.

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