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Social problems [electronic resource] : selections from CQ researcher.
imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE/Pine Forge, c2010.
description
xviii, 391 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1412978629 (pbk.), 9781412978620 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE/Pine Forge, c2010.
isbn
1412978629 (pbk.)
9781412978620 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Global food crisis : what's causing the rising prices? -- Affirmative action : is it time to end racial preferences? -- Gender pay gap : are women paid fairly in the workplace? -- Gay marriage showdowns : will voters bar marriage for same-sex couples? -- Aging baby boomers : will the 'youth generation' redefine old age? -- Future of marriage : is traditional matrimony going out of style? -- Student aid : will many low-income students be left out? -- Public-works projects : do they stimulate the economy more than tax cuts? -- Universal coverage : will all Americans finally get health insurance? -- Television's future : will TV remain the dominant mass medium? -- Drinking on campus : have efforts to reduce alcohol abuse failed? -- Juvenile justice : are sentencing policies too harsh? -- Rebuilding New Orleans : should flood-prone areas be redeveloped? -- Regulating toxic chemicals : do we know enough about chemical risks? -- Cost of the Iraq war : are economic woes a casualty of unexpectedly high costs? -- The Obama presidency : can Barack Obama deliver the change he promises?
catalogue key
12525381
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Social Problems' is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of social problems. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the sociology curriculum.
Main Description
Global Food Crisis: What's Causing the Rising Prices?
Main Description
Global Food Crisis: What's causing the rising prices? Affirmative Action: Is it time to end racial preferences? Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do we know enough about chemical risks? These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Social Problems. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again! About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question A detailed chronology of key dates and events An annotated bibliography and Web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps
Main Description
Social Problems is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of social problems. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Sociology curriculum titled Social Problems, Introductory Sociology, Principles of Sociology, among other similarly titled courses. The book has a 4-part structure of topics generally covered in social problems courses and texts: The Bases of Inequality, Our Social Institutions, Our Social and Physical Worlds, and Individual Action and Social Change. In total, there are 16 articles.
Main Description
Social Problems is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of social problems. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Sociology curriculum titled Social Problems, Introductory Sociology, Principles of Sociology, among other similarly titled courses. The book has a 4-part structure of topics generally covered in social problems courses and texts: The Bases of Inequality, Our Social Institutions, Our Social and Physical Worlds, and Individual Action and Social Change. In total, there are 16 articles.
Main Description
Social Problems is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of social problems. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Sociology curriculum titled Social Problems, Introductory Sociology, Principles of Sociology, among other similarly titled courses.The book has a 4-part structure of topics generally covered in social problems courses and texts: The Bases of Inequality, Our Social Institutions, Our Social and Physical Worlds, and Individual Action and Social Change. In total, there are 16 articles.
Main Description
Social Problems is now available through CourseSmart. Request an online exam copy today. Global Food Crisis: What "s causing the rising prices? Affirmative Action: Is it time to end racial preferences? Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do we know enough about chemical risks? These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Social Problems. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again! About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question A detailed chronology of key dates and events An annotated bibliography and Web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps
Main Description
Social Problems is now available through CourseSmart. Request an online exam copy today. Global Food Crisis: What's causing the rising prices? Affirmative Action: Is it time to end racial preferences? Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do we know enough about chemical risks? These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Social Problems. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again! About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question A detailed chronology of key dates and events An annotated bibliography and Web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps
Main Description
Social Problems  is now available through CourseSmart . Request an online exam copy today.   Global Food Crisis: What's causing the rising prices? Affirmative Action: Is it time to end racial preferences? Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do we know enough about chemical risks?These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Social Problems. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!About CQ Researcher ReadersIn the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question A detailed chronology of key dates and events An annotated bibliography and Web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps
Table of Contents
Preface
Contributors
The Bases of Inequality
Social Class and Poverty
Global Food Crisis: What's Causing the Rising Prices?
Race and Ethnicity
Affirmative Action: Is It Time to End Racial Preferences?
Gender
Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly in the Workplace?
Sexual Orientation
Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will Voters Bar Marriage for Same-Sex Couples?
Age and Aging
Aging Baby Boomers: Will the 'Youth Generation' Redefine Old Age?
Our Social Institutions
Families
Future of Marriage: Is Traditional Matrimony Going Out of Style?
Education
Student Aid: Will Many Low-Income Students Be Left Out?
Work and the Economy
Public-Works Projects: Do They Stimulate the Economy More Than Tax Cuts?
Health and Medicine
Universal Coverage: Will All Americans Finally Get Health Insurance?
The Media
Television's Future: Will TV Remain the Dominant Mass Medium?
Our Social and Physical Worlds
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Drinking on Campus: Have Efforts to Reduce Alcohol Abuse Failed?
Crime and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice: Are Sentencing Policies Too Harsh?
Cities and Suburbs
Rebuilding New Orleans: Should Flood-Prone Areas Be Redeveloped?
The Environment
Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do We Know Enough About Chemical Risks?
War and Terrorism
Cost of the Iraq War: Are Economic Woes a Casualty of Unexpectedly High Costs?
Individual Action and Social Change
Social Problems and Social Action
The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver the Change He Promises?
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