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Social Problems Selections from CQ Researcher

ISBN-10: 1412978629

ISBN-13: 9781412978620

Edition: 2010

Authors: CQ Researcher Staff

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Social Problems is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of social problems. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Sociology curriculum titled Social Problems, Introductory Sociology, Principles of Sociology, among other similarly titled courses. The book has a 4-part structure of topics generally covered in social problems courses and texts: The Bases of Inequality, Our Social Institutions, Our Social and Physical Worlds, and Individual Action and Social Change. In total, there are 16 articles.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.37" wide x 9.13" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Preface
Contributors
The Bases of Inequality
Social Class and Poverty
Global Food Crisis: What's Causing the Rising Prices?
Race and Ethnicity
Affirmative Action: Is It Time to End Racial Preferences?
Gender
Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly in the Workplace?
Sexual Orientation
Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will Voters Bar Marriage for Same-Sex Couples?
Age and Aging
Aging Baby Boomers: Will the 'Youth Generation' Redefine Old Age?
Our Social Institutions
Families
Future of Marriage: Is Traditional Matrimony Going Out of Style?
Education
Student Aid: Will Many Low-Income Students Be Left Out?
Work and the Economy
Public-Works Projects: Do They Stimulate the Economy More Than Tax Cuts?
Health and Medicine
Universal Coverage: Will All Americans Finally Get Health Insurance?
The Media
Television's Future: Will TV Remain the Dominant Mass Medium?
Our Social and Physical Worlds
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Drinking on Campus: Have Efforts to Reduce Alcohol Abuse Failed?
Crime and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice: Are Sentencing Policies Too Harsh?
Cities and Suburbs
Rebuilding New Orleans: Should Flood-Prone Areas Be Redeveloped?
The Environment
Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do We Know Enough About Chemical Risks?
War and Terrorism
Cost of the Iraq War: Are Economic Woes a Casualty of Unexpectedly High Costs?
Individual Action and Social Change
Social Problems and Social Action
The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver the Change He Promises?