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Introduction to Social Problems, 10th edition

  • Thomas J. Sullivan

Published by Pearson (June 5th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Introduction to Social Problems (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780134054612

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySocLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySocLab search for 0134126955 / 9780134126951 Introduction to Social Problems plus MySocLab for Social Problems– Access Card Package, 10/e


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Researching, Analyzing, and Understanding U.S. Social Issues

Introduction to Social Problems explores the many social issues that continue to plague the United States. Discussing and analyzing the extent and nature of various problems and their potential solutions, the book stands as a guidepost for people with an interest in “helping” professions — sociologists, educators, social workers, etc.


Through a sociological lens, students are able to gauge recurrent social issues and examine the benefits and possibilities of solutions. The Tenth Edition teaches students to apply research and knowledge to solve some of our nation’s most crippling problems.


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Table of contents

1.   Approaches to the Study of Social Problems                                                                 

2.   Concentration of Power: and Political Institutions          

3.   Family-Related Problems        

4.   Health and Illness

5.   Education, Science, and Technology   

6.   Poverty          

7.   Race and Ethnic Relations       

8.   Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Social Inequality                                        

9.   Age and Social Inequality                                                                    

10.  Crime and Delinquency                                                                      

11.  Alcohol and Other Drugs                                                                   

12.  Prostitution, Pornography,and the Sex Trade                                                                           

13.  Population Growth and Urbanization

14.  Environmental Problems                                                                   

15.  Violence, War, and Terrorism

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