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Introduction to Social Problems

Introduction to Social Problems - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205578788

Cover of Introduction to Social Problems 8TH 09 (ISBN 978-0205578788)
ISBN13: 978-0205578788
ISBN10: 0205578780
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $92.00

Introduction to Social Problems - 8TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205578788

Thomas J. Sullivan

ISBN13: 978-0205578788
ISBN10: 0205578780
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Introduction to Social Problems, 8/E Thomas J. Sullivan,Northern Michigan University ISBN-10: 0205578780 This social problems text features an applied approach that looks at the interplay between research and policy in finding solutions, along with a built-in student study guide. Sullivan'sIntroduction to Social Problemsexplores the nature and extent of social problems, documents the advances and setbacks that we as a society have made, and analyzes what works and what doesn't work regarding solutions to today's problems. The author, an applied sociologist, shows how scientific research is used to address and correct some of the most difficult and controversial problems confronting the United States and the world today. Highlights to the new edition include: A new discussion in Chapter 2 on the role of corporate opposition in the decline of unions and the focus of the global labor movement on the concept of labor rights for all people A new discussion in Chapter 2 on the trend toward the privatization of government action on social problems A new section in Chapter 6 on the Arab American experience as an ethnic group taking into account developments since 9/11 An expanded discussion in Chapter 13 on the problem of global warming and climate change An updated discussion of terrorism in Chapter 14 on developments since the beginning of the Iraq War A presentation of new research in Chapter 15 on the effectiveness of charter schools and vouchers in educating children

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Approaches to the Study of Social Problems What Is a Social Problem? Theoretical Perspectives on Social Problems Research on Social Problems Future Prospects: Solving Social Problems Researching Social Problems on the Internet Study and Review

Chapter Two - Growth of Corporate and Government Power Types of Economic Systems The Concentration of Economic and Political Power Perspectives on the Concentration of Power Problems Created by the Concentration of Power Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet Problems Created by the Concentration of Power Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet

Chapter Three - Family-Related Problems The Family in Society Attitudes Toward Marriage and the Family Divorce Emerging Family Lifestyles Violence in the Family Constructing Family Problems: Media Images Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet

Chapter Four - Health and Illness Perspectives on Health Care Health, Illness, and Society Mental Illness Problems in Health Care Bioethics: Technology and Health Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet

Chapter Five - Poverty The Extent of Poverty Who Are the Poor? The Causes of Poverty Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet

Chapter Six - Race and Ethnic Relations Minority Groups Sources of Prejudice and Discrimination Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet

Chapter Seven - Gender and Social Inequality Men and Women in Society The Socialization of Men and Women The Extent of Gender Inequality in the United States A Global Perspective on Gender Inequality Future Prospects Study and Review Researching Social Problems on the Internet

Chapter Eight - Age, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality Age, Life Course, and Social Structure Problems of the Young

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