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Social Problems - Interactive eBook
Sociology in Action

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January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Unit I: Inequalities as Social Problems
 
Chapter 1: Understanding and Solving Social Problems by Kathleen Odell Korgen
A. What is a Social Problem?

 
B. Sociology and the Study of Social Problems

 
C. Why are some—But Not Other—Social Conditions Considered Social Problems?

 
D. How Can Professional Sociologists—and You—Help Solve Social Problems?

 
 
Chapter 2: Analyzing Economic Inequalities by Dawn Norris
A. Economic Inequality and Social Problems

 
B. Explaining Economic Inequality

 
C. Wealth and Income Gaps: How Much Inequality Exists?

 
D. The Question of Mobility

 
E. Social Problems That Cause Economic Inequality

 
F. Social Problems Caused by Economic Inequality

 
G. Solving the Social Problem of Economic Inequality: Policies, Movements, and Action

 
 
Chapter 3: Recognizing Racism & Racial Inequalities by Meghan Burke
A. What is Race?

 
B. What is Racism?

 
C. Why Does Racial Inequality Exist?

 
D. Why Do Racial Inequality and Racism Persist?

 
E. What Social Problems Relate to Racism and Racial Inequalities?

 
F. How Can We Challenge and Address Racism and Racial Inequality?

 
 
Chapter 4: Examining Gender Inequalities by Laura Logan
 
Chapter 4: Examining Gender Inequality
 
Chapter 5: Focusing on Sex and Sexualities by Jason Lee Crockett
A. How Does a Social Constructionist Approach Examine Gender Inequality?

 
 
Chapter 6: Preparing for Aging Societies by Deborah Lowry
B. The Roots of Contemporary Gender Inequality: Identifying Patriarchal Culture

 
 
Chapter 7: Making Sense of Immigration and Migration by Daniel Herda
C. Contemporary Gender Inequality in the Workplace

 
 
Chapter 8: Researching Environmental Problems by Lillian MacNell
D. Men’s Violence Against Women

 
 
Chapter 9: Interpreting Crime by Bridget Diamond-Welch
E. How does Gender Inequality Affect Boys and Men?

 
 
Chapter 10: Understanding War and Terrorism by Amy Sodaro
F. Other Gendered Social Problems

 
 
Chapter 11: Identifying Problems in the Criminal Justice System by Danielle Rudes
G. Gender-Based Movements and Social Change

 
 
Chapter 12: Discovering Problems in the Family by Rena Zito
 
Chapter 5: Focusing on Sex and Sexualities
 
Chapter 13: Breaking Down Education Problems by Erin Brooks
A. Sex and Sexualities

 
 
Chapter 14: Prioritizing Health & Health Care Inequalities by Greogry T. Kordsmeier
B. Social Responses to Sex and Sexualities

 
 
Chapter 15: Realizing the Power by Mary Nell Trautner, Kathleen Odell Korgen, and Maxine Atkinson
C. Enforcing Sexual Norms at the Micro Level

 
D. Why Attitudes Towards Sex and Sexualities Change

 
 
Unit II: Global Population Problems
 
Chapter 6: Preparing for Aging Societies
A. What is Population Aging?

 
B. What Social Problems Accompany Aging Societies?

 
C. What are Governments Doing to Prepare for Aging Populations?

 
D. What Can Local Communities Do to Improve Conditions of Aging?

 
 
Chapter 7: Making Sense of Migration and Immigration
A. Introduction

 
B. The Social Construction of Immigrants as a Problem

 
C. Social Problems Causing Migration

 
D. Social Problems Affecting Immigrants

 
E. Social Problems Caused by Immigration

 
 
Chapter 8: Researching Environmental Problems
A. The Link between Environmental and Social Problems

 
B. The Environmental Costs of Powering Our Lives

 
C. Recognizing and Curbing Climate Change

 
D. Food and Agriculture

 
E. Confronting Environmental Injustice

 
 
Chapter 9: Contesting Crime
A. (Re)Defining Crime

 
B. The Social Construction of Crime

 
C. Mistakes in Claim Construction

 
D. Class, Race, Gender, and Critical Criminology

 
E. Social Problems that Cause Crime

 
 
Chapter 10: Understanding War and Terrorism
A. Understanding War as a Social Problem

 
B. Seeing War as a Social Problem

 
C. War’s Impact on Society

 
D. Understanding Terrorism as a Social Problem

 
E. Consequences of Terrorism

 
F. Confronting War and Terrorism

 
 
Unit III: Institutional Problems
 
Chapter 11: Identifying Problems in the Criminal Justice System
A. The U.S. Criminal Justice System

 
B. Policing

 
C. Courts and Corrections

 
D. Criminal Records

 
 
Chapter 12: Discovering Problems in the Family
A. What is a Family?

 
B. Social Construction of Families as Problems

 
C. Family problems as Social Problems

 
D. Social Problems Affecting Families

 
 
Chapter 13: Pursuing Equity in Education
A. Introduction

 
B. The Purpose of Education

 
C. Social Problems in Education and Schools

 
D. Reforms that Can Improve Education Systems

 
 
Chapter 14: Prioritizing Health & Health Care Inequalities
A. Understanding Health and Health-Related Social Problems

 
B. How Social Problems Affect Health

 
C. Social Problems and Inequalities in the Health Care System

 
D. Facing Health Challenges Collectively

 
 
Chapter 15: Realizing the Power – and Vulnerability – of Institutions
A. Why Does a Society Need Social Institutions?

 
B. Why Do Institutions Fail?

 
C. Declining Faith in Institutions in the United States

 
D. How Can Social Problems Weaken Institutions?

 
E. How Can We Save Our Social Institutions?

 
 
Appendix: Addressing Social Problems through Service-learning
A. Fundamentals of Service-learning

 
B. Assessment of Service-learning

 
C. Tips for Faculty Considering Service-learning

 
D. Service-learning in a Social Problems Course

 

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