Social Problems A Critical Power-Conflict Perspective

ISBN-10: 013099927X

ISBN-13: 9780130999276

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $150.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

A Troubled Society
Americans View Their Lives
Workaday Troubles
Latino and African Americans
The View from the Home
Problems with Gender Discrimination: Women Workers
Family Tragedies
Interpreting Lifersquo;s Troubles
Societal Decline: The Genuine Progress Indicator
People Working for Change: Some Recent Examples
The United Farm Workers Union
Clerical Workersrsquo; Unions
Striking for Better Conditions in the South
Protesting Toxic Pollution
Traditional Perspectives on Society and Social Problems
The European Background
Corporate Liberalism
Social Problems: The Durkheimian Tradition in the United States
Mainstream Social Science Views of Social Problems
A Critical Powerndash;Conflict Perspective
Background: The Thought of Karl Marx
Contemporary Class Perspectives
Perspectives Emphasizing Gender and Race
Conclusion: Some Working Propositions
Class Relations and the Problem of Inequality
Some Revealing Societal Snapshots
Plant Closings
Workplace Hazards
Five Million Rolling Fire Bombs
Toxic Chemicals in the Environment
How Are Classes Defined?
Some Lessons from the Snapshots
A Closer Look at Class Relations in Our Society
The Class Structure
The Capitalist Class
The Working Class
The Managerial Class
The Small-Business Class
Other Important Groups
The Corporate Structure
The State
Capitalism Large Corporations and the State: The Example of the Farm Crisis
Contrasting Views of Inequality
The Persisting Problem of Income Inequality
Patterns of Income Inequality The Very Rich
Effects of Income Inequality: Length and Quality of Life
Education and Income Inequality
Impact on Government
Workersrsquo; Real Incomes
A Two-Tiered Society?
The Inequality of Wealth
The Early Period
Wealth in Contemporary America
Families and Corporations
Consequences of Income and Wealth Inequality
Sources of Capitalistsrsquo; Wealth
Mercantile and Plantation Capitalism (1700ndash;1850)
Industrial Capitalism (1850ndash;1890)
Early Monopoly Capitalism (1890ndash;1940)
Advanced (Late) Monopoly Capitalism (1940ndash;?)
Poverty Unemployment and Underemployment
Low Incomes and Poverty
The Extent and Character of Poverty
Questioning the Official Poverty Count
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