Social Problems: Causes, Consequences, Interventions

Paperback | September 3, 1999

byJack Levin, Kim Mac Innis, Walter F. Carroll

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This compact and affordable text serves as an introduction to a wide range of social problems. Social Problems, Second Edition, is unique in that all chapters are organized in a consistent format, beginning with the definition and prevalence of the social problem covered, followed by levels ofcausation, consequences, and interventions. Each chapter includes a discussion of the future of each social problem covered and a summary of its substantive issues. All chapters conclude with discussion questions, references, and a list of relevant websites. This lively, readable volume introduces students to a variety of sociological viewpoints on social problems. Every topic is analyzed from individual, cultural, and structural perspectives. This diversity allows instructors to compare explanations that incorporate such structural factors as socialclass and economic structure to explanations that focus on cultural factors or on biological and psychological characteristics of the individual. Social Problems, Second Edition, emphasizes the importance of gender, race, and class for understanding social problems. The text focuses on the U.S., butincorporates comparative, cross-cultural material when appropriate. Unique features of this book include the following: * A consistent approach that offers solutions to social problems, not just explanations * Full chapters on the topics of cities and urban decline, and on food and population * Coverage of such issues as the criminalization of pregnancy, domestic violence as a health issue, and aging and homosexuality To stimulate student interest, each chapter begins with an "In the News" section that consists of several newspaper articles on current issues. Every chapter also includes "A Closer Look" inserts to heighten student interest by describing ongoing efforts to resolve current social issues. Someinserts highlight the impact of social policy, while others summarize research or challenge "common sense" assumptions. A comprehensive Instructor's Resource Guide/Testing Program and a Website accompany the text.

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This compact and affordable text serves as an introduction to a wide range of social problems. Social Problems, Second Edition, is unique in that all chapters are organized in a consistent format, beginning with the definition and prevalence of the social problem covered, followed by levels ofcausation, consequences, and interventions....

Jack Levin is at Northeastern University. Kim Mac Innis and Walter F. Carroll are both at Bridgewater State College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 7.01 × 9.88 × 0.79 inPublished:September 3, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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All chapters conclude with Discussion Questions, References, and a list of Relevant Websites.Chapters 2-16 also include Summaries.1. Understanding Social ProblemsIn the News: An End to Social Problems?Definition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsAbout the Book2. Inequality and PovertyIn the News: Children and PovertyDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Inequality and Poverty3. Racial InequalityIn the News: Who Are We? Census Racial CategoriesDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Racial Inequality4. Gender InequalityIn the News: Title IX and Women's SportsDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Gender Inequality5. Age DiscriminationIn the News: Children Caring for Their Elderly ParentsDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Age Discrimination6. Sexual Orientation and HomophobiaIn the News: Coming Out on Television: EllenDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Homophobia7. Crime and ViolenceIn the News: Why Is the Crime Rate Falling?Definition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Inequality and Poverty8. Substance AbuseIn the News: Switzerland's Heroin Distribution ProgramDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Drug Abuse9. Child AbuseIn the News: Taking Children Out of Abusive FamiliesDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Child Abuse10. Battered WomenIn the News: Battered Women and the CourtsDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Battered Women11. DivorceIn the News: Tightening the Bonds of Marriage in LouisianaDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Divorce12. Health and Health Care IssuesIn the News: Surviving in America Without Health InsuranceDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Health Care13. Cities and Urban DeclineIn the News: The Fall and Rise of a NeighborhoodDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Urban Life14. Population and FoodIn the News: Going Hungry in American CitiesDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Population and Food15. Environmental ProblemsIn the News: The Summit on the EnvironmentDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of the Environment16. Mass Media and SocietyIn the News: Free Speech on the InternetDefinition and PrevalenceLevels of CausationIndividual: Cultural: Structural: ConsequencesInterventionsThe Future of Mass Media and Society