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Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780199032785

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Author: 
Lorne Tepperman; Josh Curtis; Rachel La Touche
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528 Pages
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Feb 2020
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Current and Canadian, Social Problems explores the dynamics and consequences of social problems-such as poverty, sexism, crime, drug abuse, health, war, and terrorism-that impact Canada and the rest of the world. Each problem is examined through a variety of theoretical paradigms before its impact both on individuals and society as a whole is explored.

Index: 

Preface

Acknowledgements

PART 1: INTRODUCTION

1. What Are Social Problems?

Learning Objectives

What Is a Social Problem?

Sociology and the Study of Social Problems

Social Problems and the Social Imagination

Social Problems Research as a Moral Enterprise

Social Problems: Then and Now (NEW!)

Theoretical Perspectives on Social Problems

Solutions to Social Problems

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

PART 2: INEQUALITIES

2. Class, Poverty, and Economic Inequality

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Measuring Poverty

Measuring Well-Being and Inequality

Poverty in Canada

Poverty as an Urban Problem

The Government's Role in Reducing Poverty

Theoretical Perspectives on Poverty

Social Consequences of Poverty and Economic Inequality

Health Consequences of Poverty and Economic Inequality

Solving the Problems of Poverty and Economic Inequality

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings

3. Race and Ethnic Relations

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Race

Ethnicity

Multiculturalism in Canada

The Vertical Mosaic

Theoretical Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity

Racism and Prejudice: Social Problems

Social Consequences of Race and Ethnicity

Governmental and Organizational Solutions to Prejudice and Racism

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings

4. Gender Relations

Learning Objectives

Introduction

The Battle over Gender Today

Defining Sexism and Gender Inequality

Factors that Reinforce Gender Inequality

Problems of Structural Sexism

Gender Stereotypes in the Media

Theoretical Perspectives on Gender Relations and Inequality

Social Consequences of Gender Inequality at Home

Self-Esteem and Appearance Issues

Claims-Making in Gender Relations and Sexism

Policy and Institutional Solutions to Gender Inequality

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

5. Sexualities

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Sexual Orientation

Attitudes and Laws

Gay Rights Movement (NEW!)

Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Orientation

Homophobia and Heterosexism

Social Consequences of Homophobia

Health Consequences of Homophobia

Solutions to Homophobia

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

PART 3: OUTCOMES

6. Crime and Violence

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Defining Crime, Laws, and Social Order

Crime in Canada and Elsewhere

The Demography of Crime

Theoretical Perspectives on Crime

Social Effects of Crime and Violence

Economic Consequences of Crime

Health Effects of Crime and Violence

Solutions to the Crime and Violence Problem

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

7. Health Issues, Addictions, and Substance-Use Disorders

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Defining and Measuring Health

Measuring Health and Illness

Pandemics: Threats to Canadian and Global Health

Theoretical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care

The Social Determinants of Health

Solutions to Problems in Health Outcomes and Health-Care Delivery

Addictions and Substance-Use Disorders: Why They're a Problem

How Do Drugs and Alcohol Cause Social Problems?

Medicalization and the Transformation of a Problem

Social and Physical Characteristics of Addictions

Social Consequences of Addiction and Substance-Use Disorder

Health Consequences of Addictions

Solutions to Health and Addiction Problems

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

8. Global Inequality, War, and Terrorism

Learning Objectives

Globalization and Global Inequality (NEW!)

Theoretical Perspectives on Globalization and Global Inequality

Consequences of Globalization and Global Inequality

Globalization, War, and Terrorism

Theoretical Perspectives on War and Terrorism

Social Consequences of War

Solutions to Global Inequality, War, and Terrorism

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings

PART 4: DOMAINS

9. Families

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Theoretical Perspectives on the Family

Social Consequences of Family Life

Health Consequences of Family Life

Fertility Trends

The Boomerang Effect

Family Violence

Solutions to Family Problems

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

10. Aging and the Life Course

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Cross-Cultural Attitudes to Aging

The Idea of a Life Course

Aspects of the Sociology of Aging

Social Consequences of Aging

Health Consequences of Aging

Solutions for Problems of Aging

Claims-Making and the Social Construction of Aging

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

11. Schools

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Defining Education and Its Social Problems

Education and Gender

Education and Race

The Effectiveness of Schooling

Theoretical Perspectives on Education

Social Consequences of Education

Bullying

Solutions to Educational Social Problems

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

12. Workplaces

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Comparative Economic Systems

The Bureaucratization of Work

Theoretical Perspectives on Work and Unemployment

Social Consequences of Work

Vulnerable Populations

Unemployment and Its Effects

Social Consequences of Unemployment

Health Consequences of Work

Solutions to Unemployment

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

13. Populations and the Natural Environment

Learning Objectives

Introduction

World Population in Context

The Demographic Transition

Contrasting Perspectives on Population Change

Population Density

Urban Sociology: A Primer

Theoretical Perspectives on Urban Life

Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental Problems

Social Consequences of Population Growth and Urbanization

Social Consequences of Environmental Problems

Solutions to Population Problems

Social Responses and Solutions to Environmental Problems

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

PART 5: THE FUTURE

14. What Problems Are On the Way?

Learning Objectives

Introduction

Theoretical Perspectives on Future Studies

Technology: Making and Solving Problems (NEW!)

Trends in Social Problems Projected to the Near Future

Chapter Summary

Questions for Critical Thought

Exploring Social Problems (NEW!)

Recommended Readings and Websites

Glossary

References

Credits

Index

About the author: 

LORNE TEPPERMAN is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. JOSH CURTIS is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. RACHEL LA TOUCHE is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.

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