Social Problems: Continuity and Change
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change

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Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

https://doi.org/10.24926/8668.2301
ISBN: 978-1-946135-23-0

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Publisher Information
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Understanding Social Problems
    • 1.1 What Is a Social Problem?
    • 1.2 Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems
    • 1.3 Continuity and Change in Social Problems
    • 1.4 Doing Research on Social Problems
    • 1.5 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 2: Poverty
    • 2.1 The Measurement and Extent of Poverty
    • 2.2 Who the Poor Are: Social Patterns of Poverty
    • 2.3 Explaining Poverty
    • 2.4 The Consequences of Poverty
    • 2.5 Global Poverty
    • 2.6 Reducing Poverty
    • 2.7 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality
    • 3.3 Prejudice
    • 3.4 Discrimination
    • 3.5 Dimensions of Racial and Ethnic Inequality
    • 3.6 Explaining Racial and Ethnic Inequality
    • 3.7 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality
    • 3.8 End-of-Chapter Material
    • 3.1 Racial and Ethnic Inequality: A Historical Prelude
    • 3.2 The Meaning of Race and Ethnicity
  • Chapter 4: Gender Inequality
    • 4.1 Understanding Sex and Gender
    • 4.2 Feminism and Sexism
    • 4.3 Dimensions of Gender Inequality
    • 4.4 Violence against Women: Rape and Sexual Assault
    • 4.5 The Benefits and Costs of Being Male
    • 4.6 Reducing Gender Inequality
    • 4.7 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 5: Sexual Orientation and Inequality
    • 5.1 Understanding Sexual Orientation
    • 5.2 Public Attitudes about Sexual Orientation
    • 5.3 Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation
    • 5.4 Improving the Lives of the LGBT Community
    • 5.5 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 6: Aging and Ageism
    • 6.5 Problems Facing Older Americans
    • 6.6 Reducing Ageism and Helping Older Americans
    • 6.7 End-of-Chapter Material
    • 6.1 The Concept and Experience of Aging
    • 6.2 Perspectives on Aging
    • 6.3 Life Expectancy and the Graying of Society
    • 6.4 Biological and Psychological Aspects of Aging
  • Chapter 7: Alcohol and Other Drugs
    • 7.1 Drug Use in History
    • 7.2 Drugs and Drug Use Today
    • 7.3 Social Patterning of Drug Use
    • 7.4 Explaining Drug Use
    • 7.5 Drug Policy and the War on Illegal Drugs
    • 7.6 Addressing the Drug Problem and Reducing Drug Use
    • 7.7 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 8: Crime and Criminal Justice
    • 8.1 The Problem of Crime
    • 8.2 Types of Crime
    • 8.3 Who Commits Crime?
    • 8.4 Explaining Crime
    • 8.5 The Criminal Justice System
    • 8.6 Reducing Crime
    • 8.7 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 9: Sexual Behavior
    • 9.6 End-of-Chapter Material
    • 9.1 An Overview of Heterosexuality
    • 9.2 Teenage Sex and Pregnancy
    • 9.3 Abortion
    • 9.4 Prostitution
    • 9.5 Pornography
  • Chapter 10: The Changing Family
    • 10.1 Overview of the Family
    • 10.2 Sociological Perspectives on the Family
    • 10.3 Changes and Problems in American Families
    • 10.4 Families in the Future
    • 10.5 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 11: Schools and Education
    • 11.1 An Overview of Education in the United States
    • 11.2 Sociological Perspectives on Education
    • 11.3 Issues and Problems in Elementary and Secondary Education
    • 11.4 Issues and Problems in Higher Education
    • 11.5 Improving Schools and Education
    • 11.6 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 12: Work and the Economy
    • 12.1 Overview of the Economy
    • 12.2 Sociological Perspectives on Work and the Economy
    • 12.3 Problems in Work and the Economy
    • 12.4 Improving Work and the Economy
    • 12.5 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 13: Health and Health Care
    • 13.5 Improving Health and Health Care
    • 13.6 End-of-Chapter Material
    • 13.1 Sociological Perspectives on Health and Health Care
    • 13.2 Global Aspects of Health and Health Care
    • 13.3 Problems of Health in the United States
    • 13.4 Problems of Health Care in the United States
  • Chapter 14: Urban and Rural Problems
    • 14.1 A Brief History of Urbanization
    • 14.2 Sociological Perspectives on Urbanization
    • 14.3 Problems of Urban Life
    • 14.4 Problems of Rural Life
    • 14.5 Improving Urban and Rural Life
    • 14.6 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 15: Population and the Environment
    • 15.1 Sociological Perspectives on Population and the Environment
    • 15.2 Population
    • 15.3 The Environment
    • 15.4 Addressing Population Problems and Improving the Environment
    • 15.5 End-of-Chapter Material
  • Chapter 16: War and Terrorism
    • 16.1 Sociological Perspectives on War and Terrorism
    • 16.2 War
    • 16.3 Terrorism
    • 16.4 Preventing War and Stopping Terrorism
    • 16.5 End-of-Chapter Material
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