Social Problems, 8th edition

  • John J. Macionis

Overview

Social Problems 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, author John 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.

Table of contents

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
14. Education
15. Urban Life
 
PART V: GLOBAL PROBLEMS
16. Population and Global Inequality
17. Technology and the Environment
18. War and Terrorism

Published by Pearson (May 9th 2019) - Copyright © 2020