This new edition provides a comprehensive, theoretically balanced, humanistic and student-centered approach to studying social problems. Its widely praised features and pedagogy actively engage readers like no other textbook on the market. In a sea of dull, expensive hardcover texts, UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS is a lively, affordable, attractive paperback introduction to the study of social problems.
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About the Author
Linda A. Mooney, Ph.D., is an associate professor of sociology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to social problems, her specialties include law, criminology, and juvenile delinquency. She has published over 30 professional articles in such journals as Social Forces, Sociological Inquiry, Sex Roles, Sociological Quarterly, and Teaching Sociology, in addition to authoring several books. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the University of North Carolina, Board of Governor's Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award.
David Knox, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage; marriage and the family; and sociology of human sexuality. He is a marriage and family therapist as well as the author or co-author of 12 books and over 100 professional articles.
Caroline Schacht, M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Child Development and Family Relations, is Instructor Emeritus at East Carolina University. She retired from a career teaching sociology to become a certified Romana's Pilates instructor. She is co-author of several textbooks and balances her time writing and revising, teaching Pilates in her home studio, and writing children's verses and songs for her grandchildren.
Table of Contents1. Thinking about Social Problems.
Section 1: Problems of Well-Being.
2. Illness and the Health Care Crisis.
3. Alcohol and Other Drugs.
4. Crime and Violence.
5. Family Problems.
Section 2: Problems of Human Diversity.
6. The Young and the Old.
7. Gender Inequality.
8. Race and Ethnic Relations.
9. Sexual Orientation.
Section 3: Problems of Inequality and Power.
10. The Haves and Have-Nots.
11. Work and Unemployment.
12. Problems in Education.
13. Cities in Crisis.
Section 4: Problems of Modernization.
14. Science and Technology.
15. Population and the Environmental Problems.
16. Conflict Around the World.
Appendix A: Methods of Data Analysis.