Understanding Social Problems

ISBN-10: 049581296X
ISBN-13: 9780495812968
Edition: 7th 2011
List price: $210.95
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Book details

List price: $210.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Dr. Dan L. Heitger is the Deloitte Professor of Accounting and Co-Director of the Center for Business Excellence at Miami University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana University. He actively works with executives and students of all levels in developing and teaching courses in managerial accounting, business sustainability, risk management, stakeholder management, governance, and business reporting. He co-founded an organization that provides executive education for large international organizations. His interactions with business professionals, through executive education and the Center, allow him to bring a current and real-world perspective to his writing. His published research focuses on managerial accounting and risk management issues and has appeared in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING, ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY, and MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING QUARTERLY. His outside interests include hiking with his family in the National Park system.David Knox, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage; marriage and the family; and sociology of human sexuality. He is a marriage and family therapist, as well as the author or co-author of 12 books and over 100 professional articles.

Caroline Schacht, M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Family Relations, is instructor of sociology at East Carolina University and teaches courtship and marriage, introduction to sociology, and the sociology of food. Her clinical work includes marriage and family relationships. She is also a divorce mediator and the coauthor of several books, including UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS (Wadsworth 2010). She is married to David Knox.

Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
Thinking About Social Problems
Problems of Well-Being
Illness and the Health Care Crisis
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Crime and Social Control
Family Problems
Problems of Inequality
Poverty and Economic Inequality
Work and Unemployment
Problems in Education
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Gender Inequality
Sexual Orientation and the Struggle for Equality
Problems of Globalization
Population Growth and Urbanization
Environmental Problems
Science and Technology
Conflict, War, and Terrorism
Epilogue
Appendix: Methods of Data Analysis

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