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Social Problems 10TH Edition

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Social Problems, 11/E

D. Stanley Eitzen, Colorado State University

Maxine  Baca Zinn, Michigan State University

Kelly  Eitzen Smith, University of Arizona

ISBN-10:      0205547966

 

 

As with previous editions, the hallmarks of this text are its focus on five themes: the structural sources of social problems; the role of the U.S. in global social problems; the centrality of class, race, gender, sexuality, and disability as sources of inequality;

 

Synopsis:

Taking a conflict approach, Eitzen and Baca Zinn focus on the underlying features of the social world in an effort to help students to understand today's social problems. 

About the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is emeritus professor of sociology at Colorado State University, where he taught for twenty-one years, the last as John N. Stern Distinguished Professor.  Prior to that he  taught at the University of Kansas.  He was editor of The Social Science Journal from 1978 to 1984.  He is author or co-author of twenty-four books as well as numerous scholarly articles and chapters in scholarly books.  His scholarship centers on social inequality (class and race), power, family, criminology, and sport.

Table of Contents

In this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Comprehensive Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part One: Political Economy of Social Problems

Chapter 1 Sociological Approach to Social Problems

Chapter 2 Wealth and Power: the Bias of the System

 

Part Two: Problems of People, the Environment, and Location

Chapter 3 World Population and Global Inequality

Chapter 4 Threats to the Environment

Chapter 5 Demographic Changes in the United States: the Browning and Graying of Society

Chapter 6 Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban, and Rural

 

Part Three: Problems of Inequality

Chapter 7 Poverty

Chapter 8 Racial and Ethnic Inequality

Chapter 9 Gender Inequality

Chapter 10 Sexual Orientation

Chapter 11 Disability and Ableism

 

Part Four: Social Structure and Individual Deviance

Chapter 12 Crime and Justice

Chapter 13 Drugs

 

Part Five: Institutional Problems

Chapter 14 Work

Chapter 15 Families

Chapter 16 Education

Chapter 17 Health and Health Care Delivery

Chapter 18 National Security in the Twenty-First Century

 

Part Six: Solutions

Chapter 19 Progressive Plan to solve Society’s Social Problems

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Part One: Political Economy of Social Problems

Chapter 1 Sociological Approach to Social Problems

History of Social Problems Theory

Toward a Definition of Social Problems

Types of Social Problems

Norm Violations

Social Conditions

The Sociological Imagination

Social Structure as the Basic Unit of Analysis

Person-Blame Approach versus System-Blame Approach

Reasons for Focusing on the System-Blame Approach

Organization of the Book

Chapter Review

Key Terms

Websites for Further Reference

Chapter 2 Wealth and Power: The Bias of the System

            

            Capitalism and Socialism

            Capitalism

            Socialism

            U.S. Economy: Concentration of Corporate Wealth

            Monopolistic Capitalism

            Transnational Corporations

            Concentration of Wealth

            Political System: Links between Wealth and Power

            Government by Interest Groups

            Financing of Political Campaigns

            Candidate Selection Process

            Bias of the Political System

            Consequences of Concentrated Power

            Subsidies to Big Business

            Trickle-Down Solutions

            The Powerless Bear the Burden

            Foreign Policy for Corporate Benefit

            Reprise: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Part Two: Problems of People, the Environment, and Location

Chapter 3 World Population and Global Inequality

 

            World Population Growth

            Demographic Transition

            Family Planning

            Societal Changes

            Poverty

            Food and Hunger

            Sickness and Disease

            The New Slavery

            Concentration of Misery in Cities

            U.S. Relations with the Developing World

            Transnational Corporations

            United States in the Global Village

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 4 Threats to the Environment

 

            Worldwide Environmental Problems

            Degradation of the Land

            Environmental Pollution and Degradation

            Global Environmental Crises

            Fossil Fuel Dependence, Waste, and Environmental Degradation

            Destruction of the Tropical Rain Forests and Other Forms of Deforestation

            Global Warming

            Sources of U.S. Environmental Problems

            Cultural Sources

            Structural Sources

            Solutions to the Environmental Crises

            Pro-Business Voluntaristic Approach

            Egalitarian/Authoritarian Plan

            Control of Resource Use

            International Implications of Environmental Problems

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 5 Demographic Changes in the United States: The Browning and Graying of Society

 

            Profile of the U.S. Population

            New Immigration and the Changing Racial Landscape

            Immigration and Increasing Diversity

            Consequences of the New Immigration

            Immigration and Agency

            Effects of Immigration on Immigrants: Ethnic Identity or Assimilation?

            The Aging Society

            Demographic Trend

            Demographic Portrait of the Current Elderly Population

            Problems of an Aging Society

            Social Security

            Paying for Health Care

            Elderly Abuse

            Responses by the Elderly: Human Agency

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 6 Problems of Place: Urban, Suburban, and Rural

 

            Urban Problems

            Urban Job Loss

            Disinvestment

            Federal Abandonment

            Urban Poverty

            Urban Housing Crisis

            Decaying Infrastructure

            Transportation, Pollution, and the Environment

            Health and Health Care

            Urban Schools

            Crime, Drugs, and Gangs

            Suburban Problems

            Suburban Sprawl

            Automobile Dependency

            Social Isolation in the Suburbs

            Rural Problems

            Poverty

            Jobs in Rural Areas

            Environment

            Health Care and Delivery

            Small Town Decline

            Crime and Illicit Drugs

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Part Three: Problems of Inequality

Chapter 7 Poverty

 

            Extent of Poverty

            Racial Minorities

            Nativity

            Gender

            Age

            Place

            The New Poor

            The Working Poor

            The Near Poor

            The Severely Poor

            Myths about Poverty

            Refusal to Work

            Welfare Dependency

            The Poor Get Special Advantages

            Welfare Is an African American and Latino Program

            Causes of Poverty

            Deficiency Theory I: Innate Inferiority

            Deficiency Theory II: Cultural Inferiority

            Structural Theories

            Costs of Poverty

            Elimination of Poverty

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 8 Racial and Ethnic Inequality

 

            How to Think about Racial and Ethnic Inequality

            Racial and Ethnic Minorities

            Racial Categories

            Differences among Ethnic Groups

            Explanations of Racial and Ethnic Inequality

            Deficiency Theories

            Bias Theories

            Structural Discrimination Theories

            Discrimination against African Americans and Latinos: Continuity and Change

            Income

            Education

            Unemployment

            Type of Employment

            Health

            Contemporary Trends and Issues in U.S. Racial and Ethnic Relations

            Growing Racial Strife

            More Racially Based Groups and Activities

            Economic Polarization in U.S. Inner Cities

            Racial Policies in the New Century

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 9 Gender Inequality

 

            Women and Men Are Differentiated and Ranked

            Is Gender Biological or Social?

            Gender and Power

            What Causes Gender Inequality?

            Socialization versus Structure: Two Approaches to Gender Inequality

            Learning Gender

            Children at Home

            Children at Play

            Formal Education

            Socialization as Blaming the Victim

            Reinforcing Male Dominance

            Language

            Interpersonal Behavior

            Mass Communications Media

            Religion

            The Law

            Politics

            Structured Gender Inequality

            Occupational Distribution

            The Earnings Gap

            Intersection of Race and Gender in the Workplace

            Pay Equity

            How Workplace Inequality Operates

            Gender in the Global Economy

            Costs and Consequences of Sexism

            Who Benefits?

            Social and Individual Costs

            Fighting the System

            Feminist Movements in the United States

            Women’s Struggles in the Twenty-First Century

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 10 Sexual Orientation

 

            Social Deviance

            Gay and Lesbian Community: An Overview

            Defining Homosexuality

            Roots of Homosexuality

            Numbers: How Many Gays and Lesbians?

            Interpersonal Relationships and Domestic Arrangements among Gays and Lesbians

            Discrimination

            Ideological Oppression

            Legal Oppression: The Law, the Courts, and the Police

            Occupational Discrimination

            Fighting the System: Human Agency

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 11 Disability and Ableism

 

            Definitions

            Individual Model of Disability

            Social Model of Disability

            Toward a More Complete Definition of Disability

            People with Disabilities as a Minority Group

            Defined as Different

            Naming

            Minority as a Master Status

            Categorization, Stigma, and Stereotypes

            Exclusion and Segregation

            Matrix of Domination

            Discrimination

            Issues of Gender, Sexual Behavior, and Fertility

            Gender Stereotyping

            Sexual Relationships

            Physical and Sexual Abuse

            Abortion Issue

            Agency

            Disability Rights Movement

            Americans with Disabilities Act

            Conclusion

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Part Four: Social Structure and Individual Deviance

Chapter 12 Crime and Justice

 

            Crime in Society

            What Is Crime?

            Crime Rates

            Demographic Characteristics of People Arrested for Crimes

            Categories of Crime

            Unjust System of Justice

            Laws

            Police

            Judicial Process

            Correctional System

            Unjust Imposition of the Label “Criminal”

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 13 Drugs

 

            The Politics of Drugs

            Historical Legality of Drugs

            Factors Influencing Drug Laws and Enforcement

            Drug Use in U.S. Society

            Commonly Abused Illegal Drugs

            Legal but Dangerous Drugs

            Drug Use Patterns by Class, Race, and Gender

            Why Use Drugs?

            U.S. Official Policy: A War on Drugs

            Consequences of Official Drug Policies

            Is the Drug War Racist?

            Alternatives

            Regulation of Trade or Use through Licensing and Taxation

            Noninterference

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Part Five: Institutional Problems

Chapter 14  Work

 

            Problems of Work

            Control of Workers

            Alienation

            Dangerous Working Conditions

            Sweatshops

            Unions and Their Decline

            Discrimination in the Workplace: Perpetuation of Inequality

            Unemployment

            Globalization and the Structural Transformation of the Economy

            Globalization

            From Manufacturing to Services

            Age of Discontinuity

            Changing Nature of Jobs

            Job Insecurity

            Benefits Insecurity

            Increased Workload

            Worker Compensation

            Demography and Jobs

            Changing Economy, Demography, and the Future of Work

            Transformation of the Economy and the Bifurcation of the United States

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 15 Families

 

            The Mythical Family in the United States

            U. S. Families in Historical Perspective: The Family in Capitalism

            Stratification and Family Life: Unequal Life Chances

            Changing Families in a Changing World

            Economic Transformation and Family Life

            Today’s Diverse Family Forms

            Balancing Work and Family with Few Social Supports

            Single Parents and Their Children

            Societal Response to Disadvantaged Children

            Divorce

            Consequences of Divorce

            Children of Divorce

            Violence in U.S. Families

            Violence and the Social Organization of the Family

            Intimate Partner Violence

            Child Abuse and Neglect

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 16 Education

 

            Characteristics of Education in the United States

            Education as a Conserving Force

            Mass Education

            Local Control of Education

            Competitive Nature of U.S. Education

            “Sifting” and “Sorting” Function of Schools

            Preoccupation with Order and Control

            Education and Inequality

            Financing Public Education

            Family Economic Resources

            Higher Education and Stratification

            Segregation

            Tracking and Teachers’ Expectations

            Possibilities for Promoting Equality of Opportunity

            Universal Preschool Programs

            Free Education

            The Role of Government

            Reducing Class and School Size

            Attracting and Retaining Excellent Teachers

            Extending the School Day and Year

            Holding Educators Accountable

            Reforming the Educational Philosophy of Schools

            Restructuring Society

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Chapter 17 Health and Health Care Delivery

 

            The Crisis in Health Care: Cost and Coverage

            Rising Health Care Costs

            The Uninsured and Underinsured

            Unequal Access to Health Care

            Social Class

            Race

            Gender

            Class, Race, and Gender: Who Wins and Who Loses in the Battle against HIV/AIDS?

            Changing Social Organization of Health Care Delivery

            Fee for Service System

            Shift to Managed Care

            Shift from Private to For.Profit Hospitals

            Toward a Better Health Care System: Some Alternatives

            Reforms within the Medical Community

            National Health Insurance

            Societal Changes

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

Chapter 18 National Security in the 21st Century

 

            The Threat of Nuclear Weapons

            The Threat of Climate Change

            The Threat of Terrorism

            The U. S. Military Establishment

            The Size of the Military

            The Cost of Maintaining U. S. Military Superiority

            U. S. National Security and the War on Terror

            Precursors to the 9/11 Attacks

            The Precipitating Event

            A Rush to War

            The War in Iraq

            The Occupation: What Went Wrong?

            Consequences of the U. S. Responses to 9/11

            The Costs of War

            The Legacy of War

            Strategies to Combat the New Terrorism

            Lesson I: Military Might Alone Does Not Make a Nation Secure

            Lesson II; Vengeance is Self-Defeating

            Lesson III: The Solution to Terrorism is to Address Its Root Causes

            Lesson IV: In Planning for War, the Question Guiding the Plan Must Be: How Does the Conflict End?

            Lesson V: The U. S. Goal of Spreading Democracy in the Middle East Will Likely Fail

            Lesson VI: The Path to the Moral High Ground Goes Through International Organizations and International Law

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

 

Part Six: Solutions 

Chapter 19 Progressive Plan to Solve Society's Social Problems 

 

            Sociology, Social Problems, and Social Change

            Sociological Paradox: Structure and Agency

            Sociological Imagination and Social Problems

            Sociological Dilemma: Recognition and Rejection

            Progressive Principles to Guide Public Policy

            Is a Progressive Social Policy Possible?

            Should a Progressive Plan Be Adopted by U.S. Society?

            Financing the Progressive Agenda

            Is There Any Hope of Instituting a Social Agenda Based on Progressive Principles?

            Human Agency: Social Change from the Bottom Up

            Individuals Protesting and Organizing for Change

            Chapter Review

            Key Terms

            Websites for Further Reference

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205449699
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Sociology - General
Author:
Baca Zinn, Maxine
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Eitzen, D. Stanley
Author:
Eitzen Smith, Kelly E.
Author:
Smith, Kelly Eitzen
Subject:
Social problems
Subject:
Social structure
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MySocKit Series
Publication Date:
20080226
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.92 x 8 x 1.095 in 1139 gr

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