Taking a conflict approach, Eitzen and Baca Zinn focus on the underlying features of the social world in an effort to help students to understand today's social problems.
Edition/Copyright:11TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Allyn & Bacon, Inc. Published: 03/11/2008 International: No
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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS Part One: Political Economy of Social Problems
Chapter 1 Sociological Approach to Social Problems
Chapter 2 Wealth and Power: the Bias of the System Part Two: Problems of People, the Environment, and Location
Chapter 3 World Population and Global Inequality
Chapter 4 Threats to the Environment
Chapter 5 Demographic Changes in the United States: the Browning and Graying of Society
Chapter 6 Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Part Three: Problems of Inequality
Chapter 7 Poverty
Chapter 8 Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Chapter 9 Gender Inequality
Chapter 10 Sexual Orientation
Chapter 11 Disability and Ableism Part Four: Social Structure and Individual Deviance
Chapter 12 Crime and Justice
Chapter 13 Drugs Part Five: Institutional Problems
Chapter 14 Work
Chapter 15 Families
Chapter 16 Education
Chapter 17 Health and Health Care Delivery
Chapter 18 National Security in the Twenty-First Century Part Six: Solutions
Chapter 19 Progressive Plan to solve Society's Social Problems FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Chapter 1 SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS History of Social Problems Theory Toward a Definition of Social Problems Types of Social Problems Norm Violations Social Conditions The Sociological Imagination Social Structure as the Basic Unit of Analysis Person-Blame Approach versus System-Blame Approach Reasons for Focusing on the System-Blame Approach Organization of the Book
Chapter Review Key Terms Websites for Further Reference
Chapter 2 WEALTH AND POWER: THE BIAS OF THE SYSTEM Capitalism and Socialism Capitalism Socialism U.S. Economy: Concentration of Corporate Wealth Monopolistic Capitalism Transnational Corporations Concentration of Wealth Political System: Links between Wealth and Power Government by Interest Groups Financing of Political Campaigns Candidate Selection Process Bias of the Political S
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