Analyzing Social Problems

Analyzing Social Problems : Essays and Exercises

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A supplement for all social problems courses, or in courses where students are encouraged to look critically at social problems.Designed to be used with most primary social problems texts, this hands-on, social problems "workbook," with perforated, "tear-out" pages, contains 25 essays with accompanying exercises that address contemporary social problems and encourage critical and creative thinking about the problems. Designed to compliment most major social problems texts, it features essays that are original, timely, and authoritative and that focus on issues that are personally relevant to today's more

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  • Paperback | 227 pages
  • 205.74 x 271.78 x 12.7mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130832286
  • 9780130832283

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 more