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Social Problems
Community, Policy, and Social Action

Sixth Edition

Courses:
Social Problems

August 2018 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
Part I. Social Problems—Personal Troubles or Public Issues?
 
Chapter 1: Sociology and the Study of Social Problems
 
Part II. The Bases of Inequality
 
Chapter 2: Social Class and Poverty
 
Chapter 3: Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 4: Gender
 
Chapter 5: Sexual Orientation
 
Chapter 6: Age
 
Chapter 7: Families
 
Chapter 8: Education
 
Chapter 9: Work and the Economy
 
Chapter 10: Health and Medicine
Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Medicine  
Health Inequalities and Problems  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Chapter 11: The Media
Sociological Perspectives on the Media  
The Media and Social Problems  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Part III. Our Social and Physical Worlds
 
Chapter 12: Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Sociological Perspectives on Drug Abuse  
What Is Drug Abuse?  
The Problems of Drug Abuse  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Chapter 13: Crime and Criminal Justice
Sociological Perspectives on Crime  
Sources of Crime Statistics  
Types of Crime  
The Inequalities of Crime—Offenders and Victims  
Our Current Response to Crime  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Chapter 14: Urbanization and Population Growth
Urban Sociology and Demography  
The Processes of Urbanization and Suburbanization  
Population Growth and Composition  
Sociological Perspectives on Urbanization and Population Growth  
The Consequences of Urbanization and Population Growth  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Chapter 15: The Environment
Environmental Problems Are Human Problems  
Sociological Perspectives on Environmental Problems  
Social Problems and the Environment  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Chapter 16: War and Terrorism
Defining Conflict  
Sociological Perspectives on War and Terrorism  
The Problems of War and Terrorism  
Community, Policy, and Social Action  
 
Part IV. Individual Action and Social Change
 
Chapter 17: Social Problems and Social Action
Understanding Social Movements  
How Do Social Movements Begin?  
How Have Reform Movements Made a Difference?  
Making the Last Connection  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Photo Credits
 
Index

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