Social Problems and the Quality of Life by Zelda AbramsonSocial Problems and the Quality of Life by Zelda Abramson

Social Problems and the Quality of Life

byZelda Abramson, Jeanette C. Lauer, Jeanette A. Auger

Paperback | October 17, 2005

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The Canadian Edition of Social Problems & The Quality of Life has a unique focus of 'social solutions for social change'. Each chapter has either a section or pedagogical element addressing how various social problems can be addressed and how social action has made a difference to the quality of life. No other Canadian social problems text has this focus. In the first part of the text, the authors lay the groundwork by establishing key approaches to social problems. In the remaining sections, they discuss the social problems that most acutely influence our lives, and examine each problem for its impact on the quality of our lives.
Robert H. Lauer is currently Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University, St. Louis. He has taught at Washington University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Alliant International University. He has authored or co-auth...
Title:Social Problems and the Quality of LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.8 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:October 17, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0070939918

ISBN - 13:9780070939912


Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables


Part 1 - Foundations

Chapter 1 - Understanding Social Problems

Part 2 - Problems of Behavioural Variance

Chapter 2 - Sexual Diversity

Chapter 3 - Alcohol and Other Drugs

Chapter 4 - Crime and Social Control

Part 3 - Problems of Inequality

Chapter 5 - Poverty

Chapter 6 - Gender Inequality

Chapter 7 - Race, Ethnic Groups, and Racism

Part 4 - Problems of Social Institutions

Chapter 8 - Government and Politics

Chapter 9 - Work and the Economy

Chapter 10 - Education

Chapter 11 - Family Problems

Chapter 12 - Health Care and Illness: Physical and Mental

Part 5 - Global Social Problems

Chapter 13 - Peace and Conflict

Chapter 14 - The Environment