Private Troubles and Public Issues : Social Problems in the Postmodern Era
This book employs the paradigm advocated by C. Wright Mills in THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION. The theme centers on how social problems directly impact the personal lives of students and other citizens in society. The SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION paradigm used throughout the text provides an integrated view of social problems.
- Paperback | 576 pages
- 191.5 x 233.4 x 21.3mm | 920.65g
- 23 Jan 1997
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
Table of contents
I. The Sociological Imagination: A Paradigm for Studying Social Problems. 1. Social Problems in the Postmodern Era. 2. Social Structure and Contradiction: The Mass Society and the American Dream. 3. The Mass Media: Alienation, and Micro Social Problems. 4. Social Problems: The Failure of Dominant Ideology. II. Institutional Problems of Social Structure Contradiction. 5. The Problems of the American Political Economy. 6. The Politics of Postmodern Crises: The Scandalization of America. 7. Postmodern Environmental Crises: Alienation, Mass Consumption, and the Overpopulation Debate. 8. The American Crime Factory: The Crime-Drug Nexus. 9. The Medical Industrial Complex: Problems of Health and Mental Health. III. The Sociology of Oppression: Problems of Inequality and Alienation. 10. Poverty and the Underclass: Global and National Inequality. 11. The Sociology of Oppression: Problems of Race and Ethnicity. 12. The Sociology of Oppression: Gender and Sexual Orientation. 13. The Sociology of Oppression: The Paradox of Ageism. 14. The Nature of Postmodern Alienation: The Social Problems of Everyday Life.