Social Problems, 15th edition

  • D Stanley Eitzen, 
  • Kelly Eitzen Smith, 
  • Maxine Baca Zinn

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Social Problems examines the underlying features of the social world in order to help you understand the problems of society. Employing a consistently sociological approach, authors D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn and Kelly Eitzen Smith explain how social problems are interrelated and highlight society's role in their creation and perpetuation.

The 15th Edition has been updated to reflect contemporary issues such as the deepening ideological divide in the US and the impact of innovations in tech. New Social Changemakers features highlight organizations working towards positive social change. And a new dedicated chapter on sexual orientation offers extensive coverage of LGBTQ+ issues, including advances in equality.

Published by Pearson (July 24th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780137941445

Subject: Sociology

Category: Social Problems


Part 1: The Political Economy of Social Problems

  1. The Sociological Approach to Social Problems
  2. Wealth and Power: The Bias of the System

Part 2: Problems of People, Location and the Environment

  1. World Population and Global Inequality
  2. Demographic Changes in the United States: The Browning and Graying of Society
  3. Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban and Rural
  4. Threats to the Environment

Part 3: Problems of Inequality

  1. Poverty
  2. Racial and Ethnic Inequality
  3. Gender Inequality
  4. Sexual Orientation
  5. Disability and Ableism

Part 4: Social Structure and Individual Deviance

  1. Crime and Justice
  2. Drugs

Part 5: Institutional Problems

  1. The Economy and Work
  2. Families
  3. Education
  4. Health and Health Care
  5. National Security

Part 6: Solutions

  1. Progressive Plan to Solve Social Problems

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