Social Problems (Part 1)
What is a Social Problem?
C. Wright Mills distinguished between personal troubles and public issues
Objective Elements of Social Problems
Awareness of social conditions through life experiences and through reports in the media.
Social Problems (Part 12)
Have some basis of origin
Causes of delinquency
Negligence of parents
6 Delinquent areas
8 Training centers
There are tw
Social Problems (Part 11)
Walsh and FurfeySocial Problem as a deviation from the social ideal remediable by group efforts
Social Problems are mens un fulfilled aspirations for welfare
A social problem exists whenever we
Social Problems (Part 10)
Books for reference
1. Elliot and Merril: Social Disorganization
2.G.R Madan : Social Problems in India Vol. 1 &2
3. G.R Madan : Social Change & Problems of Development in India
4. C.B. Memoria : Social Problems and Social Disorg
Social Problems (Part 9)
Contemporary social problems
Unit 1: Social problems
Meaning and nature of social problems
Social organization and disorganization
(its characteristics and distinction)
Problems of Delinquency
Meaning of Deli
Social Problems (Part 8)
Who Provides Solutions?
Collective action means that people work together toward a solution.
A social movement is a collective, organized effort to promote or resist social
change through some noninstitutionalized or unconventio
Social Problems (Part 7)
People are asked questions
Information collected by some other agency for reasons other than research
Controlled methods of collecting evidence
Upon whom o
Social Problems (Part 6)
Stages of Conducting a Research Study
1. Formulating a research question.
2. Reviewing the literature.
3. Defining variables.
4. Formulating a hypothesis.
5. Design research method
6. Collect and analyze data
7. Form conclusion an
Social Problems (Part 5)
Non-Marxist Conflict Theories
Concerned with conflict that arises when groups have opposing values and interests.
These value positions reflect different subjective interpretations of what
constitutes a social problem.
Social Problems (Part 4)
The Functionalist Perspective
Society is a system that is made up of a number of interrelated elements, each performing
a function that contributes to the operation of the whole.
Robert K. Merton distinguished between manifest f
Social Problems (Part 3)
Culture is defined as the meanings and ways of life that characterize a society including
beliefs, values, norms, sanctions, and symbols.
Elements of Culture
Beliefs are definitions and explanations about what is assumed to be
Social Problems (Part 2)
The Social Context
of Social Problems
Social conditions that can lead to the emergence of social problems
Deviation from group values & norms
A decline in the effectiveness of social institutions
Extensive social & cultural dive
Social Issues (Part 1)
Social Problems In The United States
Poverty as a social problem
Socially-Stratified American Society
American society is a stratified one in which power, we