Social Problems, 14th edition

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

Overview

Social Problems examines social structure in order to provide a coherent framework for understanding social problems. Employing a consistently sociological approach, the authors explain how social problems are interrelated and highlight society's role in their creation and perpetuation.

Table of contents

PART I: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
1. The Sociological Approach to Social Problems
2. Wealth and Power: The Bias of the System

PART II: PROBLEMS OF PEOPLE, LOCATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3. World Population and Global Inequality
4. Demographic Changes in the United States: The Browning and Graying of Society
5. Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban, and Rural
6. Threats to the Environment

PART III: PROBLEMS OF INEQUALITY
7. Poverty
8. Racial and Ethnic Inequality
9. Gender Inequality
10. Disability and Ableism

PART IV: SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INDIVIDUAL DEVIANCE
11. Crime and Justice
12. Drugs

PART V: INSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS
13. The Economy and Work
14. Families
15. Education
16. The Health Care System
17. National Security in the Twenty-First Century

PART VI: SOLUTIONS
18. Progressive Plan to Solve Social Problems

Published by Pearson (December 9th 2020) - Copyright © 2018