Seeing the Social Context: Readings to Accompany Social Problems

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This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is a good choice for any social problems course—in combination with Henslin’ Social Problems: A Down-to-Earth Approach, another social problems text, or by itself.

 

Seeing the Social Context can be ordered separately or value-packed with Social Problems: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Eighth Edition, for an additional $5 net. The package ISBN is: 0-205-59088-8.

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Seeing the Social Context: Readings to Accompany Social Problems

James M. Henslin, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

ISBN-10: 0-205-56875-0

 

This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is designed to accompany Social Problems: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Eighth Edition. However, this reader is a good choice for any introductory social problems course.

 

Seeing the Social Context can be purchased separately or value packed, $5 net additional cost, with Social Problems: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 8/e

 

 

Table of Contents

I.          The Sociology of Social Problems

    11.  The Sociological Perspective    The Forest for the Trees    Allan G. Johnson

    12.  Aging    Maintaining Identity While Preparing for Death    David R. Unruh 

II.          Norm Violations in Social Context

    13.  Human Sexual Behavior    Reactions to Being a Lesbian    Nancy Naples

    14.  Alcohol and Other Drugs    Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglers    Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler

    15.  Violence in Society    “Riding the Bull at Gilley’s”: Convicted Rapists Describe the Rewards of Rape    Diana Scully
and Joseph Marolla

    16.  Crime and Criminal Justice    Police Accounts of Normal Force    Jennifer Hunt

III.         Problems of Social Inequality

    17.  Economic Problems    The Lives of Homeless Women    Elliot Liebow

    18.  Race and Ethnic Relations    The Racist Mind    Raphael Ezekiel

    19.  Sex Discrimination    Women in the Military    Laura L. Miller

    10.  Medical Care    On Being Sane in Insane Places    David L. Rosenhan

Iv.        Social Change and MegaProblems

    11.  Family    Ambiguous Loss    Celia Jaes Falicov

    12.  Urban Problems    A Sociological Analysis of the Law of Vagrancy    William J. Chambliss

    13.  Population and Food    Why Can’t People Feed Themselves?    Francis Moore Laapé and Joseph Collins

    14.  The Environment    The End of Easter    Jared Diamond

    15.  War and Terrorism    Child Soldiers    Mike Wessells

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