ISBN-10:
0205166830
ISBN-13:
9780205166831
Pub. Date:
07/26/2011
Publisher:
Pearson
Social Problems, Census Update, Books a la Carte Plus MySocLab / Edition 4

Social Problems, Census Update, Books a la Carte Plus MySocLab / Edition 4

by John J. Macionis

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ISBN-13: 9780205166831
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/26/2011
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Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: Sociology’s Basic Approach

Chapter 1 Sociology: Studying Social Problems

Part II: Problems of Social Inequality

Chapter 2 Poverty and Wealth

Chapter 3 Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Chapter 4 Gender Inequality

Chapter 5 Aging and Inequality

Part III: Problems of Deviance, Conformity, and Well-Being

Chapter 6 Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice

Chapter 7 Sexuality

Chapter 8 Alcohol and Other Drugs

Chapter 9 Physical and Mental Health

Part IV: Problems of Social Institutions

Chapter 10 Economy and Politics

Chapter 11 Work and the Workplace

Chapter 12 Family Life

Chapter 13 Education

Chapter 14 Urban Life

Chapter 15: Population and Global Inequality

Chapter 16: Technology and the Environment

Chapter 17: War and Terrorism



COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS

* Every chapter ends with:

Going On from Here

Defining Solutions

Getting Involved: Applications & Exercises

Making the Grade Visual Summary Sample Test Questions

Preface


Part I: Sociology’s Basic Approach

Chapter 1: Sociology: Studying Social Problems

Constructing the Social Problem

Seeing Patterns: The Sociological Imagination

Social Problems: The Basics

Beyond Our Borders: A Global Perspective

Analyzing Social Problems: Sociological Theory

Finding the Facts: Sociological Research

Responding to Social Problems: Social Policy

Politics: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

A Call to Action: The Message of Martin Luther King Jr.

Part II: Problems of Social Inequality

Chapter 2: Poverty and Wealth

Constructing the Social Problem

Economic Inequality in the United States

The Rich and the Poor: A Social Profile

Problems Linked to Poverty

Responding to Poverty: The Welfare System

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

U.S. Society Discovers Poverty

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Poverty

Politics and Poverty: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Constructing the Social Problem

Race and Ethnicity

Patterns of Majority-Minority Interaction

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Rosa Parks: Saying No to Segregation

The Social Standing of U.S. Minorities

Prejudice

Discrimination

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Politics, Race, and Ethnicity: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 4: Gender Inequality

Constructing the Social Problem

What Is Gender?

Gender and Social Institutions

Gender Stratification

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Gender Inequality

Feminism

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Claiming Women’s Right to Equality

Politics and Gender: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 5: Aging and Inequality

Constructing the Social Problem

Growing Old

The Graying of the United States

Problems of Aging

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

A Good Death: Cicely Saunders and Hospice

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Aging and Inequality

Politics and Aging: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Part III: Problems of Deviance, Conformity, and Well-Being

Chapter 6: Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice

Constructing the Social Problem

Norms, Law, and Crime

Crime: The Extent of the Problem

“Street Crime”: Who Are the Criminals?

Other Dimensions of the Crime Problem

Violence

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

U.S. Society Discovers Child Abuse

The Criminal Justice System

Explaining Crime: Biological and Psychological Theories

Explaining Crime: Sociological Theories

Politics and Crime: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 7: Sexuality

Constructing the Social Problem

What Is Sex?

Sexual Attitudes in the United States

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Alfred Kinsey: Talking Openly about Sex

Sexual Orientation

Pornography

Sexual Harassment

Prostitution

Teenage Pregnancy

Abortion

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Sexuality

Politics and Sexuality: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 8: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Constructing the Social Problem

What Is a Drug?

The Extent of Drug Use

Types of Drugs

Drugs and Other Social Problems

Social Policy: Responding to the Drug Problem

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Bill Wilson: Alcoholics Can Learn to Be Sober

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Drug-Related Social Problems

Politics and Drugs: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 9: Physical and Mental Health

Constructing the Social Problem

Health and Illness: A Global Perspective

Health Policy: Paying for Care

Health Care in the United States: A System in Crisis?

Mental Health and Illness

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Dorothea Dix: Mentally Ill People Deserve Our Help

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Health Problems

Politics and Health: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Part IV: Problems of Social Institutions

Chapter 10: Economy and Politics

Constructing the Social Problem

Economic Systems: Defining Justice, Defining Problems

The Economy and Politics

Problems of the U.S. Political Economy

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Store Wars: Is Wal-Mart the Problem or the Solution?

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Economic and Political Problems

Politics and the Economy: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 11: Work and the Workplace

Constructing the Social Problem

The Importance of Work

Structural Changes in the U.S. Economy

Other Problems of the U.S. Workplace

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Eugene Debs: Standing Up for the Union

New Information Technology: The Brave New Workplace

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Work-Related Problems

Politics and the Workplace: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 12: Family Life

Constructing the Social Problem

What Is a Family?

Controversies over Family Life

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Same-Sex Marriage: The Massachusetts Decision

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Family Problems

Politics and Family Life: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 13: Education

Constructing the Social Problem

Problems of Education: A Global Perspective

Problems with U.S. Education

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Linda Brown: Fighting to Desegregate the Schools

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Educational Problems

Politics and Education: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 14: Urban Life

Constructing the Social Problem

Cities: Then and Now

Problems of Today’s Cities

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Jacob Riis: Revealing the Horror of the Tenements [change Horror to Misery?]

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Urban Problems

Politics and Urban Life: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Part V: Global Problems

Chapter 15: Population and Global Inequality

Constructing the Social Problem

Global Population Increase

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Thomas Robert Malthus: Claiming Population Is a Problem [delete Claiming?]

Global Inequality

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Global Inequality

Politics and Global Inequality: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 16: Technology and the Environment

Constructing the Social Problem

Ecology: Studying the Natural Environment

Environmental Problems

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Rachel Carson: Sounding an Environmental Wake-Up Call

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding Environmental Problems

Politics and the Environment: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Chapter 17: War and Terrorism

Constructing the Social Problem

War and Peace: Basic Definitions

Terrorism

Constructing the Social Problem: A Defining Moment

Mohandas Gandhi: Spreading a Message of Peace

Theoretical Analysis: Understanding War and Terrorism

Politics and War: Constructing Problems and Defining Solutions

Glossary

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About the Author

Name Index

Subject Index

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