For freshman- and sophomore-level courses in Social Problems.This theoretically balanced text provides a thorough understanding of major social problems facing the United States-their causes, consequences, likely future course, and what can be done about them. It provides students with the basic data and the sociological frameworks for interpreting those data. Extensive pedagogy helps students to easily understand potentially complex ideas and to relate concepts to their personal lives.
- Hardback | 612 pages
- 208.8 x 261.1 x 31.5mm | 1,356.25g
- 31 Mar 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 6th edition
Table of contents
I. THE SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 1. How Sociologists View Social Problems: The Abortion Dilemma. 2. Interpreting Social Problems: Aging. II. NORM VIOLATIONS IN SOCIAL CONTEXT. 3. Prostitution, Homosexuality, and Pornography. 4. Alcohol and Other Drugs. 5. Violence in Society: Rape and Murder. 6. Crime and Criminal Justice. III. PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY. 7. Economic Problems: Wealth and Poverty. 8. Race and Ethnic Relations. 9. Sex Discrimination. 10. Medical Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness. IV. SOCIAL CHANGE AND MEGAPROBLEMS. 11. The Changing Family. 12. Urban Problems. 13. Population and Food. 14. The Environmental Crisis. 15. War, Terrorism, and the Balance of Power. Bibliography. Photo Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.