Social Problems, 8th edition
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Social Problems frames the problems of society, and identifies solutions, through the lens of politics. Author John Macionis focuses on how people construct problems, and how they develop potential solutions, based on their political attitudes. Analyzing issues from liberal, radical-left, conservative and libertarian points of view, Macionis encourages you to develop your own positions, and helps you attain the knowledge you need to engage in solving social problems through activism and political discussion.
The 8th Edition offers a new chapter focused on social media and a revised chapter on sexuality that better explores how sexuality is linked to social stratification. New and updated topics include the extent of gun violence, including school shootings, the expansion of the “gig” economy and the state of same-sex marriage around the world.
Published by Pearson (July 6th 2021) - Copyright © 2020
Category: Social Problems
PART I: SOCIOLOGY'S BASIC APPROACH
1. Sociology. Studying Social Problems
PART II: PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INEQUALITY
2. Economic Inequality
3. Racial and Ethnic Inequality
4. Gender Inequality
5. Sexuality and Inequality
6. Aging and Inequality
PART III: PROBLEMS OF DEVIANCE, CONFORMITY, AND WELL-BEING
7. Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice
8. Alcohol and Other Drugs
9. Physical and Mental Health
PART IV: PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
10. Social Media
11. Economy and Politics
12. Work and the Workplace
13. Family Life
15. Urban Life
PART V: GLOBAL PROBLEMS
16. Population and Global Inequality
17. Technology and the Environment
18. War and Terrorism
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