Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective

Editor: Ritzer, George
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Single-User Purchase Price: $231.00
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ISBN: 978-0-7619-2610-8
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 26
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective provides a unique, broadly comparative perspective on the current state of social problems and deviance in a variety of societies around the world.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective - George Ritzer, University of Maryland
  • 2. Theoretical Issues in the Study of Social Problems and Deviance - Joel Best, University of Delaware
  • 3. Methodological Issues in the Study of Social Problems - Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Yvonna S. Lincoln, Texas A&M University
  • 4. Social Problems and Public Policy - Tim Blackman, University of Teesside, and Roberta Woods, Northumbria University
  • 5. Population Change - Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland
  • 6. Ecological Problems - Steven Yearley, University of York
  • 7. Global Inequality - Salvatore J. Babones, University of Pittsburgh, and Jonathan H. Turner, University of California, Riverside
  • 8. Racism in Comparative Perspective - Joe R. Feagin, University of Florida, and Pinar Batur, Vassar College
  • 9. Ethnic Conflict as a Global Social Problem - Thomas D. Hall, DePauw University
  • 10. Gender Inequality - Amy S. Wharton, Washington State University
  • 11. Urban Problems in Global Perspective - Chigon Kim, University of Dayton, and Mark Gottdiener, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • 12. Work-Related Social Problems - Teresa A. Sullivan, University of Texas
  • 13. The Media and Social Problems - Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 14. Consumption as a Social Problem - Douglas J. Goodman, University of Puget Sound
  • 15. Family Problems in Global Perspective - Felix M. Berardo, University of Florida, and Constance L. Shehan, University of Florida
  • 16. Racial and Ethnic Educational Inequality in Global Perspective - Caroline Hodges Persell, New York University, Richard Arum, New York University, and Kathryn Seufert, New York University
  • 17. Health as a Social Problem - William C. Cockerham, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • 18. How Medical Care Systems Become Social Problems - Andrew Twaddle, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 19. AIDS as a Social Problem: The Creation of Social Pariahs in the Management of an Epidemic - Bronwen Lichtenstein, University of Alabama
  • 20. War, Militarism, and National Security - Ian Roxborough, State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 21. Sea Change: The Modern Terrorist Environment in Perspective - Gus Martin, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 22. The Rhetoric and Reality of “Mass Destruction”: How Genocide Became an International Social Problem - David Norman Smith, University of Kansas
  • 23. Globalization - John Boli, Emory University, Michael A. Elliott, Emory University, and Franziska Bieri, Emory University
  • 24. Technology and Social Problems - Frank Webster, City University, London, and Mark Erickson, Aston University, Birmingham
  • 25. The Internet as a Global Social Problem - Gili S. Drori, Stanford University
  • 26. Risk - John Tulloch, Cardiff University and Charles Sturt University
  • 27. Crime - Michael Tonry, Cambridge University
  • 28. Juvenile Delinquency - Mark C. Stafford, University of Texas at Austin
  • 29. Drug Use as a Global Social Problem - Erich Goode, University of Maryland
  • 30. The Sexual Spectacle: Making a Public Culture of Sexual Problems - Ken Plummer, University of Essex
  • 31. Modern-Day Folk Devils and the Problem of Children's Presence in the Global Sex Trade - Julia O'Connell Davidson, Nottingham University
  • 32. Mental Illness as a Social Problem - Howard B. Kaplan, Texas A&M University
  • 33. Disability as a Global Issue - Gary L. Albrecht, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 34. Corruption as a Global Social Problem - Gary LaFree University of Maryland, and Nancy Morris, University of Maryland
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