Social Problems and the Quality of Life / Edition 13

Social Problems and the Quality of Life / Edition 13

by Robert Lauer
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ISBN-10:
0078026865
ISBN-13:
2900078026866
Pub. Date:
02/01/2013
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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Social Problems and the Quality of Life / Edition 13

This book is organized around the theme of the quality of life. It seeks to define what a social problem is and then address specific issues: how can one gain a sociological understanding of social problems? ; what kinds of critical thinking should one engage in and what kinds should one avoid in order to attempt to understand problems? ; how is the quality of one's life affected by particular problems? ; What causes these problems and how can we resolve them? In Part One,the author lays the groundwork by establishing key approaches to social problems. The remaining sections discuss the social problems which most acutely influence our lives,and examine each problem for its impact on the quality of our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900078026866
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface
Part 1: Foundations

1 Understanding Social Problems
Part 2: Problems of Behavioral Deviance

2 Alcohol and Other Drugs

3 Crime and Delinquency

4 Violence

5 Sexual Deviance
Part 3: Problems of Inequality

6 Poverty

7 Gender and Sexual Orientation

8 Race, Ethnic Groups, and Racism
Part 4: Problems of Social Institutions

9 Government and Politics

10 Work and the Economy

11 Education

12 Family Problems

13 Health Care and Illness: Physical and Mental
Part 5: Global Social Problems

14 War and Terrorism

15 The Environment

Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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