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Contemporary social problems

Author: Vincent N Parrillo; John Stimson; Ardyth Stimson
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Parrillo (William Patterson U.) and his New Jersey colleagues have updated the 1996 edition to reflect current events that have since redirected thinking about contentious issues such as welfare,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent N Parrillo; John Stimson; Ardyth Stimson
ISBN: 0205285538 9780205285532
OCLC Number: 38765150
Description: xvii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Sociology of Social Problems --
The Four Elements of a Social Problem --
The Role of the Social Scientist --
Sociological Perspectives --
Guiding Principles for Thinking About the Future --
2. Examples of Sociological Perspectives: The Individual in Modern Society --
Functionalists: Social Situations Create Individuals' Problems --
Conflict Theorists: Powerlessness and Alienation --
Interactionists: Searching for Meaningful Identities --
Postmodernism: A Break with the Past --
Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide --
Thinking About the Future --
3. Population and the Environment --
Population in a Sociohistorical Context --
Population Pressure on the World --
The Loss of Forests, Plants, and Animals --
World Hunger --
The Ecosystem --
Sociological Perspectives --
4. Cities and Urban Dwellers --
U.S. Cities in Sociohistorical Context --
Urban Change in the United States --
Housing Problems and Solutions --
Political Fragmentation --
Can Snowbelt Cities Compete with Sunbelt Cities? --
Urban-Suburban Interdependence --
Sociological Perspectives --
5. Power, Work, and the Workplace --
Work in Sociohistorical Context --
Corporate Power --
The Military-Industrial Complex --
Work in the United States --
Occupational Health and Safety --
Sociological Perspectives --
6. Poverty and Social Class --
Poverty in Sociohistorical Context --
Blaming the Poor --
The Nature of Poverty --
Who are the Poor? --
The Impact of Poverty --
Work and Welfare --
Eliminating Poverty --
Sociological Perspectives --
7. Gender Inequality and Heterosexism --
The Sociohistorical Context --
The Biological Argument --
Homosexuality in the United States --
Socialization and Sexism --
Arenas of Change --
The Social Construction of Maleness --
Sociological Perspectives --
8. Race and Ethnic Relations --
The Sociohistorical Context --
Dimensions of the Problem --
Institutional Discrimination --
Minority Groups Today --
Sociological Perspectives --
9. Crime and Violence --
Crime, Laws, and Prosecution --
Measuring the Extent of Crime --
How Much Crime Really Exists? --
Violence in the United States --
Violent Crime --
Organized Crime --
White-Collar Crime --
Property Crime --
Juvenile Delinquency --
The Criminal Justice System --
Terrorism --
Sociological Perspectives --
10. The Family --
Family in Sociohistorical Context --
The Scope of Family Problems --
Divorce --
Changes in Family Structure --
Violence and Abuse --
Sexual Violence and Victimization in the Family --
The Need for Societal Intervention --
Sociological Perspectives --
11. Health Care --
Health Care in Sociohistorical Context --
The Social Organization of Health Care --
Bioethics: Life and Death Discussions --
The Aids Epidemic --
Mental Health --
Sociological Perspectives --
12. Problems in Education --
Education in Sociohistorical Context --
The School is a Bureaucracy --
Education and Social Class --
Education Problem Areas --
A Question of Quality --
How Else Can We Improve Education? --
Sociological Perspectives --
13. Alcohol and Drug Abuse --
Alcohol --
Cocaine and Crack --
Marijuana --
Narcotics --
Tobacco --
Social Consequences of Drug Use --
Social Control and Solution Attempts --
Sociological Perspectives --
14. Sexual Behavior --
The Cross-Cultural Context --
Changing U.S. Patterns of Sexual Behavior --
Pornography --
Prostitution --
Child Molestation --
Sociological Perspectives.
Responsibility: Vincent N. Parrillo, John Stimson, Ardyth Stimson.

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