Social Problems

ISBN-10: 0132448459
ISBN-13: 9780132448451
Edition: 10th 2009
Description: Drawing on the perspectives of multiple groups (rich, middle class, and poor; whites and people of color; gays and straights; females and males), Social Problems, 10/e examines troubled institutions, problems of inequality, conformity and deviance,  More...
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Edition: 10th
Copyright Year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication Date: 2/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Drawing on the perspectives of multiple groups (rich, middle class, and poor; whites and people of color; gays and straights; females and males), Social Problems, 10/e examines troubled institutions, problems of inequality, conformity and deviance, and the problems of a changing world. nbsp; Now available in paperback, this text familiarizes students with the most trying problems of their times, while stimulating them to think in a critical, scientific way. nbsp;

Sociology and Social Problems
What Is a Social Problem?
Social Problems and Social Movements
Foundations of the Sociological Approach
Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems
The Functionalist Perspective
The Conflict Perspective
The Feminist Perspective
The Interactionist Perspective
Other Social Psychological Perspectives
Applying the Sociological Perspectives: An Example
Doing Sociological Research
Public Records and Statistics
The Case Study
The Survey
The Experiment
Interpreting Claims About Social Problems
The Author
The Support
The Distribution
The Content
Summary
Questions for Critical Thinking
Key Terms
Internet Exercise
Troubled Institutions
Problems of the Family Families Around the World
Understanding Family Diversity Changing Family Patterns
Class and Ethnic Differences
Family Problems
Divorce
Births Outside Marriage
Violence
Child Rearing
Work and Family Inequality
Solving the Problems of the Family
Better Preparation
Reducing Family Conflict
Changing Social Expectations
Helping Parents
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