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Social Problems: Continuity and Change
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change [AUTHOR REMOVED AT REQUEST OF ORIGINAL PUBLISHER] UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LIBRARIES PUBLISHING EDITION, 2015. THIS EDITION ADAPTED FROM A WORK ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN 2010 BY A PUBLISHER WHO HAS REQUESTED THAT IT NOT RECEIVE ATTRIBUTION. MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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Social Problems: Continuity and Change by University of Minnesota is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License , except where otherwise noted.
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Contents Publisher Information ix About the Author x Acknowledgments xi Preface xiii Chapter 1: Understanding Social Problems 1.1 What Is a Social Problem? 2 1.2 Sociological Perspectives on Social Problems 9 1.3 Continuity and Change in Social Problems 20 1.4 Doing Research on Social Problems 25 1.5 End-of-Chapter Material 30 Chapter 2: Poverty 2.1 The Measurement and Extent of Poverty 34 2.2 Who the Poor Are: Social Patterns of Poverty 38 2.3 Explaining Poverty 47 2.4 The Consequences of Poverty 58 2.5 Global Poverty 66 2.6 Reducing Poverty 80 2.7 End-of-Chapter Material 86 Chapter 3: Racial and Ethnic Inequality 3.1 Racial and Ethnic Inequality: A Historical Prelude 90 3.2 The Meaning of Race and Ethnicity 93 3.3 Prejudice 99 3.4 Discrimination 111 3.5 Dimensions of Racial and Ethnic Inequality 122 3.6 Explaining Racial and Ethnic Inequality 128
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3.7 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality 133 3.8 End-of-Chapter Material 139 Chapter 4: Gender Inequality 4.1 Understanding Sex and Gender 143 4.2 Feminism and Sexism 157 4.3 Dimensions of Gender Inequality 161 4.4 Violence against Women: Rape and Sexual Assault 176 4.5 The Benefits and Costs of Being Male 182 4.6 Reducing Gender Inequality 185 4.7 End-of-Chapter Material 188 Chapter 5: Sexual Orientation and Inequality 5.1 Understanding Sexual Orientation 192 5.2 Public Attitudes about Sexual Orientation 203 5.3 Inequality Based on Sexual Orientation 214 5.4 Improving the Lives of the LGBT Community 229 5.5 End-of-Chapter Material 231 Chapter 6: Aging and Ageism 6.1 The Concept and Experience of Aging 234 6.2 Perspectives on Aging 237 6.3 Life Expectancy and the Graying of Society 240 6.4 Biological and Psychological Aspects of Aging 246 6.5 Problems Facing Older Americans 252 6.6 Reducing Ageism and Helping Older Americans 268 6.7 End-of-Chapter Material 271 Chapter 7: Alcohol and Other Drugs 7.1 Drug Use in History 275 7.2 Drugs and Drug Use Today 281 7.3 Social Patterning of Drug Use 302 7.4 Explaining Drug Use 309 7.5 Drug Policy and the War on Illegal Drugs 316 7.6 Addressing the Drug Problem and Reducing Drug Use 325 7.7 End-of-Chapter Material 329
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Chapter 8: Crime and Criminal Justice 8.1 The Problem of Crime 332 8.2 Types of Crime 338 8.3 Who Commits Crime? 347 8.4 Explaining Crime 353 8.5 The Criminal Justice System 364 8.6 Reducing Crime 373 8.7 End-of-Chapter Material 379 Chapter 9: Sexual Behavior 9.1 An Overview of Heterosexuality 384 9.2 Teenage Sex and Pregnancy 394 9.3 Abortion 405 9.4 Prostitution 418 9.5 Pornography 429 9.6 End-of-Chapter Material 435 Chapter 10: The Changing Family 10.1 Overview of the Family 440 10.2 Sociological Perspectives on the Family 448 10.3 Changes and Problems in American Families 453 10.4 Families in the Future
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