Social Problems (8th Edition)

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The new edition of a textbook for use in introductory sociology courses. Mostly focusing on sociological phenomena in the US, chapters cover such issues 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. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This best-selling book continues with this new edition its tradition of challenging readers to become enthusiastic about exploring the intricacies and mysteries of social life using the sociological perspective. Taking a conflict approach, Eitzen and Baca Zinn focus on the social structure to determine the underlying features of the social world in an effort to help students to understand today's social problems. Incorporates five themes throughout the book: the structural sources of social problems; the role of the United States in global social problems; the centrality of class, race, and gender as sources of division, inequality, and injustice; the critical examination of society; the solutions to social problems. For anyone interested in Social Problems.

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