ISBN13:978-0136016489 ISBN10: 0136016480 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0136016533 ISBN10: 0136016537
Summary: Written by a respected scholar in the field, this authoritative and very accessible text offers students a contemporary introduction to Social Problems by introducing the major trends and future outlook for each social problem.Socialpolicies devised to address social problems--and their consequences--are examined in depthby presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today'ssocial problems. The text takes the discussion of social problems one step furthe
r by looking ateach problem from aglobal perspective and ''big picture'' view.
Summary: Written by a respected scholar in the field, this authoritative and very accessible text offers students a contemporary introduction to Social Problems by introducing the major trends and future outlook for each social problem.Socialpolicies devised to address social problems--and their consequences--are examined in depthby presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today'ssocial problems. The text takes the discussion of social problems one step further by looking ateach problem from aglobal perspective and ''big picture'' view. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:13TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 02/15/2008 International: No
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* Every Chapter end withGoing Beyond Left And Right, Summary, Key Terms, Social Problems Online, &Research Navigator
Chapter 1: Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems What Is a Social Problem? Perspectives on Social Problems The Natural History of Social Problems The Media and Social Problems Research on Social Problems Social Policy Going Beyond LEFT and RIGHT SUMMARY KEY TERMS SOCIAL PROBLEMS ONLINE RESEARCH NAVIGATOR
Chapter 2: Problems of Health and Health Care Health Care as a Global Social Problem The Scope of Health-Care Problems in America AIDSndash;A Modern Plague Explanations of Health-Care Problems Politics and Social Policy Social Policy
Chapter 3: Problems of Mental Illness and Treatment Mental Illness as a Social Problem The Social Construction of Mental Illness Inequality, Conflict, and Mental Illness Institutional Problems of Treatment and Care Social Policy
Chapter 4: Alcohol and Other Drugs TheNature of the Problem Alcohol Use and Abuse Illegal Drug Use and Abuse Social Policy
Chapter 5: Crime and Violence The Nature of Crime Trafficking in Humans Transnational Organized Crime Types of Crimes and Criminals Gangs, Guns, and Violent Death Conditions and Causes of Crime and Violence Controlling Crime Social Policy
Chapter 6: Poverty Amid Affluence The Haves and the Have-Nots Poverty and Social Class The Nature of Poverty Concomitants of Poverty Explanations of Persistent Poverty Social Policy
Chapter 7: Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination The Continuing Struggle for Minority Civil Rights The Social Construction of Minorities Defining Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination Origins of Prejudice and Discrimination Institutional Discrimination Some Consequences of Prejudice and Discrimination Social Policy
Chapter 8: Gender and Sexuality Traditional Sex Roles Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Sexism and Gender Inequality Sources of Sexism</
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