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Social Problems John J. Macionis

Social Problems

John J. Macionis

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ISBN : 9780138171988
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546 pages
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Macionis Social Problems is the first volume written from the standpoint that social problems are political in origin. The book applies various theoretical paradigms including social-conflict, structural-functional and symbolic-interaction, to theMoreMacionis Social Problems is the first volume written from the standpoint that social problems are political in origin. The book applies various theoretical paradigms including social-conflict, structural-functional and symbolic-interaction, to the issues and brings politics to life with conservative, liberal and radical perspectives on all issues and solutions. The volume studies social problems, poverty and wealth, racial and ethnic inequality, gender inequality, aging, problems of crime and criminal justice, violence, sexuality, drug use and abuse and physical and mental health, economy and politics, the workplace, family life, education, cities and urban life, population and world hunger, technology and the environment and the war on terrorism. For individuals interested in understanding social problems from a political perspective.