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To take a tour of the book, visit: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showtell/kendall_0205610366 This text focuses on the significance of race, class, and gender; uses personal narratives to convey how problems are experienced by individuals and groups; and applies sociological perspectives throughout to examine social issues. Social Problems in a Diverse Societyfocuses on the significance of race, class, and gender as key factors in our understanding of social problems in the United Stated and around the globe. Throughout the text, all people - but particularly people of color and white women - are shown not merely as "victims" of social problems, but as individuals who resist discrimination and inequality and seek to bring about changes in families, schools, workplaces, and the larger society. What is the Pearson Census Update Program? The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course ;simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows: Census Update Edition -Features fully updated data throughout the text ;including all charts and graphs ;to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail. 2010 Census Update Primer -A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone. 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor's Manual with Test Bank -Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer. MySocKit- Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes: primary source readings relevant to the Census an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer a series of activities using 2010 Census results video clips explaining and exploring the Census
Diana Kendall received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Her areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory, race/class/gender studies, and the sociology of medicine. Her articles and presented papers primarily focus on the scholarship of teaching and on an examination of U.S. women of the upper classes across racial and ethnic groups.
In addition to Social Problems in a Diverse Society, she is the author of The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) andFraming Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America(Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).
Diana Kendall is currently Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Professor Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Southern Sociological Society, and the Southwestern Sociological Association.
Table of Contents
IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Studying Social Problems in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 2: Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality Chapter 4: Gender Inequality Chapter 5: Inequality Based on Age Chapter 6: Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation Chapter 7: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry Chapter 8: Alcohol and Other Drugs Chapter 9: Crime and Criminal Justice Chapter 10: Health Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness Chapter 11: The Changing Family Chapter 12: Problems in Education Chapter 13: Problems in Politics and the Global Economy Chapter 14: Problems in the Media Chapter 15: Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis Chapter 16: Urban Problems Chapter 17: Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism Chapter 18: Can Social Problems Be Solved?
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: (Every chapter ends with Summary, Key Terms, and Questions for Critical Thinking.) Preface
Chapter 1: Studying Social Problems in the Twenty-First Century Using Sociological Insights to Study Social Problems Do We Have a Problem? Subjective Awareness and Objective Reality Using Social Research Methods to Study Social Problems Is there a Solution to a Problem such as Gun Violence? Chapter 2: Wealth and Poverty: U.S. and Global Economic Inequalities Wealth and Poverty in Global Perspective Analyzing U.S. Class Inequality Poverty in the United States Social Welfare in the United States Is there a Solution to Poverty? Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality Racial and Ethnic Inequality as a Social Problem Racism, Prejudice, and Discrimination Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Inequality Inequalities among Racial and Ethnic Groups Is there a Solution to Racial and Ethnic Inequality? Chapter 4: Gender Inequality Gender Inequality as a Social Problem Gender Inequality and Socialization Contemporary Gender Inequality Perspectives on Gender Inequality Global Gender Inequality Is There a Solution to Gender-Related Inequality? Chapter 5: Inequality Based on Age Ageism as a Social Problem Problems Associated with Aging Perspectives on Aging and Social Inequality Is There a Solution to Age-Based Inequality? Chapter 6: Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation Nature and Extent of Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation Ideological Bases of Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Social Inequality Is There a Solution to Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation? Chapter 7: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry Deviance, the Sex Industry, and Social Problems Prostitution in Global Perspective Prostitution in the United States Sociological Perspectives on Prostitution Pornography Is There a Solution to Problems Associated with Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry?
Chapter 8: Alcohol and Other Drugs Drug Use and Abuse Alcohol Use and Abuse Tobacco (Nicotine) Use As a Social Problem Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, And Caffeine Illegal Drug Use and Abuse Explanations of Drug Abuse Is There A Solution to Problems Associated with Alcohol and Drug Abuse? Chapter 9: Crime and Criminal Justice Crime as a Social Problem Types of Crimes Who Commits Crimes? Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime Sociological Explanations of Crime The Criminal Justice System Is There a Solution to the Crime Problem? Chapter 10: Health Care: Problems of Physical and Mental Illness Health Care as a Social Problem Mental Illness as a Social Problem The Crisis in the U.S. Health Care Sociological Explanations and Solutions Chapter 11: The Changing Family The Nature of Families Diversity in Intimate Relationships and Families Child-Related Family Issues Divorce and Remarriage Domestic Violence Sociological Perspectives and Solutions
Chapter 12: Problems in Education Sociological Perspectives on Education Problems in U.S. Education Problems in School Financing Problems in Higher Education Are There Solutions to Educational Problems? Chapter 13: Problems in Politics and the Global Economy Three Major Modern Economic Systems Problems in the Global Economy Problems in the U.S. Economy Problems in Political Participation Around the World Problems in U.S. Politics Sociological Perspectives on the Political Economy Are There Solutions to Problems in Politics and the Economy? Chapter 14: Problems in the Media The Importance of the Media in Contemporary Life The Political Economy of Media Industries Global Media Issues Potential Media Effects Sociological Perspectives on Media-Related Problems Are There Solutions to Media-Related Problems? Chapter 15: Population, Global Inequality, and the Environmental Crisis Global Overpopulation Controlling Fertility Immigration and its Consequences Population and the Environment Sociological Perspectives and Solutions for Population and Environmental Problems Chapter 16: Urban Problems Changes in U.S. Cities Urban Problems in the United States Problems in Global Cities Sociological Perspectives and Solutions to Urban Problems Chapter 17: Global Social Problems: War and Terrorism War as a Social Problem Military Technology and War Global Terrorism Terrorism in the United States Explanations of War and Terrorism Solutions to War and Terrorism Chapter 18: Can Social Problems Be Solved? The Problem with Tackling Social Problems Social Change and Reducing Social Problems Microlevel Attempts to Solve Social Problems Midrange Attempts to Solve Social Problems Macrolevel Attempts to Solve Social Problems Final Review of Social Theories and Social Problems Glossary References Name Index Subject Index Credits