Understanding Social Problems

Paperback | February 12, 2015

byM. Morgan Holmes, Linda A. Mooney, David Knox Knox

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Written from a distinctly Canadian point of view, Understanding Social Problems, Fifth Canadian Edition, examines how the structure and culture of societies contribute to social problems and their consequences. The text includes researched pedagogical features that ensure that readers elevate their thinking about the topic of social problems in Canada and around the globe. This Fifth edition is comprehensive in its coverage, progressing from micro to macro levels of analysis. It focuses first on problems of health care, drug use, and crime--and then broadens to the widening concerns of population, health and welfare, science and technology, large-scale inequality, and environmental problems. Known for its inclusive approach, Understanding Social Problems, Fifth Canadian Edition, explores powerful stories of real-life people struggling with the challenges society and its problems have thrust upon them.

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Written from a distinctly Canadian point of view, Understanding Social Problems, Fifth Canadian Edition, examines how the structure and culture of societies contribute to social problems and their consequences. The text includes researched pedagogical features that ensure that readers elevate their thinking about the topic of social pr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.94 × 7.88 × 0.75 inPublished:February 12, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176675248

ISBN - 13:9780176675240

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Thinking about Social Problems Chapter 2: Illness and Health Care Chapter 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs Chapter 4: Crime and Violence Chapter 5: Family Problems Chapter 6: Youth and Aging Chapter 7: Gender Inequality Chapter 8: Critical Studies in Race and Ethnicity Chapter 9: Sexualities Chapter 10: Poverty: National and International Issues Chapter 11: Work and Unemployment Chapter 12: Problems in Education Chapter 13: Environmental Problems Chapter 14: Armed Conflict in Global Perspective