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D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn, and Kelly Eitzen Smith join forces to bring college and university students a solid introductory resource in their textbook Social Problems (12th Edition), ISBN 9780205788088. Building on the traditions of past editions, this book remains focused on significant central themes including the structural sources of social...
D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn, and Kelly Eitzen Smith join forces to bring college and university students a solid introductory resource in their textbook Social Problems (12th Edition), ISBN 9780205788088. Building on the traditions of past editions, this book remains focused on significant central themes including the structural sources of social problems, the role of the U.S. in global social problems, as well as the centrality of class, race, gender, sexuality, and disability as sources of inequality. A conflict approach is presented to offer the importance of the foundational conditions of such issues as poverty, oppression, and injustice in social problems. Great emphasis is placed on sociological phenomena in the U.S. with issues discussed such as urban decay, racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, health care, the structure of the economy, the politics of drugs, and the nature of the justice system. The leading expert behind the efforts on Social Problems (12th Edition) is that D. Stanley Eitzen. Receiving his Ph.D. from the Unitsity of Kansas, he currently serves as professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor. Eitzen has authored several books including Diversity in Families, Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons from Other Societies, Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis, Sociology of North American Sport and Fair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport. D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn, and Kelly Eitzen Smith offer a wide range of topics in this book with the inclusion of 17 chapters. These chapters discuss such topics as the sociological approach to social problems, wealth and power, world population and global inequality, threats to the environment, demographic changes and urban problems in the U.S., poverty, as well as racial and ethnic inequality. Other topics presented include gender inequality, sexual orientation, work, families, education, health and health care delivery, national security, crime and justice, and drugs.
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