Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems

Paperback | August 23, 1999

byRobert H. Lauer, Jeanette C. Lauer

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Lauer and Lauer's provocative anthology, Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems, introduces students to a wide-ranging spectrum of social problems in the United States. The editors have selected articles that are informative, stimulating, and particularly relevant to student's lives. Students are encouraged to think critically about social problems through introductions for each unit and each article. Each section's thought-provoking introduction provides a general overview and grounds each selection in a larger context, which helps readers understand the relevance of theselections that follow. These introductions also identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems offers the following benefits to instructors as well as students: *A focus on macro and micro factors involved in social problems. This volume takes into account the interplay of social structural and social psychological factors for each problem covered. *Personal application and involvement projects. At the end of each section is a project for personal application and involvement. These projects guide students in thinking about both how their lives may be affected by the problems discussed and how to engage in further research on their own. * Stimulates critical thinking and class discussion. Each selection begins with a focus question and concludes with critical thinking questions. *A focus on diversity. Most social problems have a severe impact on women and racial/ethnic minorities. The selections chosen in this reader reflect an emphasis on gender and race/ethnicity issues. *A discussion of solutions as well as problems. Several articles include discussion of possible solutions. Additionally, the Epilogue offers some guiding principles for beginning to deal with social problems.

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Lauer and Lauer's provocative anthology, Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems, introduces students to a wide-ranging spectrum of social problems in the United States. The editors have selected articles that are informative, stimulating, and particularly relevant to student's lives. Students are encouraged to think critically ab...

Robert H. Lauer and Jeannette C. Lauer are both at U.S. International University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:283 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:August 23, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Troubled Institutions: Problems in the SystemThe Government and Power1. The $150 Billion "Welfare" Recipients: U.S. Corporations, Charles M. Sennott2. The FBI and Covert Repression, Kevin Gotham3. Can Local Governments Solve All Our Problems?, Rob GurwittThe Economy and Work4. Overworked and Underemployed, Barry Bluestone and Stephen Rose5. Race and Gender Wage Gaps, Catherine J. Weinberger6. When Workers Become Victimsa. More Downsized Workers Are Returning as Rentals, Louis Uchitelleb. Fat and Mean: The Corporate Squeeze of Working Americans, David GordonEducation7. Quality Counts, But Do We Have It?, Education Week8. The Fearful, the Truant and the Suspended/Expelled, Sarah Ingersoll and Donni LeBoeuf9. The Computer Delusion, Todd Oppenheimer10. School Vouchers--Panacea or Pandora's Box?, Joseph S. C. SimplicioThe Family11. Who's Minding the Baby?, Susan Walzer12. The Children of Divorce, Demie Kurz13. Violence Against Childrena. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Child Abuse and Neglect, National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systemsb. The Cycle of Violence Revisited, Cathy Spatz WidomHealth Care14. Health Against Wealth: Problems of HMOs, George Anders15. Minority Health, Dale F. Pearson16. Teens and Tobacco: Facts Not Fiction, Centers for Disease ControlThe Environment17. Pesticides: Nowhere to Hide, Martha Honey18. Can We Stop Global Warming?, John Harte19. Environmental Racism, Timothy MaherPart II: Troubled Groups: Problems or InequalityGender20. Sex Discrimination and Affirmative Action, Madeline Heilman21. How Beauty Myths Damage Women's Health, Jane Sprague Zones22. Running in Place, Virginia ValianRace and Ethnicity23. The Land That Never Has Been Yet, Anthony M. Platt24. The Hispanic Dropout Mystery, Susan Headden25. The Covert War: Stealth Racism in America, Jerelyn Eddings26. Affirmative Action Works!, Robert C. Davidson and Ernest L. LewisPoverty27. Images of Poverty: The Disreputable Poor, Judith A. Chafel28. A Profile of the Working Poor, Samantha Quan29. Education as a Weapon in the Hands of the Restless Poor, Earl ShorrisPart III: Troubled Behavior: Problems of DevianceAbuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs30. Perceived College Drinking Norms and Alcohol Abuse, H. Wesley Perkins and Henry Wechsler31. Women Who Smoke , Centers for Disease Control32. Adolescence: The Danger Zone Years for Substance Abuse, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia UniversityCrime and Delinquency33. Sex Offenses and Offenders, Lawrence A. Greenfeld34. Controlling Crime Before It Happens, J. David Hawkins35. The Impact of Federal Sentencing Reforms on African Americans, Marvin D. Free, Jr.Epilogue: Can Social Problems Be Solved?