Brief History of Social Problems: A Critical Thinking Approach available in Paperback
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In this book, Frank McVeigh and Loreen Wolfer take an historical approach to examine the causes and conflicts behind ten major social problems that have existed for nearly 230 years. Using a critical thinking perspective of the history, sociology, politics, and economics of the period, the authors analyze social problems as a series of conflicts between those with power and those who were at one time virtually powerless. Embedded in this analysis is a discussion of how the shift from a Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft society has influenced how we address these problems. Using these themes, McVeigh and Wolfer provide thought-provoking insight into the ways individuals, groups, and social institutions change over time, gaining or losing power. The book contains a preface by Arthur Shostak, Drexel University.
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About the Author
Frank J. McVeigh holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from St. John's University, New York, and a MSW from Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Loreen Wolfer holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University, New York. In 1999, she received the Distinguished Honor Medal and Citation from the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Police Hall of Fame. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 List of Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Personal Problems Leading to Social Issues: Introduction; Crime, Delinquency and Administration of Justice; Drugs and Alcohol Chapter 5 Groups, Social Milieu and Social Issues: Changing Gender Roles; The Racial Problem in America Chapter 6 Institutions and Social Issues: Social Problems Related to the Family; Education and Schools as a Social Problem; Medical and Health Care Problems; Economic Problems: Poverty, Wealth and Unemployment; Population and the Environment as an Issue Chapter 7 International Dimensions of Social Problems: International Social Problems: Globalization, War and Terrorism; Summary and Conclusions Chapter 8 Name Index Chapter 9 Subject Index