Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems

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Mooney, Knox, and Schachta€™s UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The text progresses from a micro- to macro-level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as Animals and Society, The Human Side, and Self and Society enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Available at http:// www.leg.statefins/statutes Ford, Jason. 2005. ... Social Problems 52(3): 360a€”3 78. Kubrin, Charis, and Ronald Weitzer. 2003. a€œ Retaliatory Homicide: Concentrated Disa€” ... a€œJailbreak: US States Seek to Escape Prison Costs.

Title:Understanding Social Problems
Author:Linda Mooney, David Knox, Caroline Schacht
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-30


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