Encyclopedia of Social Problems, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963931
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963930
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1094 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Social Problems offers an interdisciplinary perspective into many social issues that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level. With more than 600 entries, these two volumes cover all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in social problems and also provide insight into how social conditions get defined as social problems, and the ways different people and organizations view and try to solve them.

Key Features

  • Provides as comprehensive an approach as possible to this multifaceted field by using experts and scholars from 19 disciplines: anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, communications, criminal justice, demography, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, health, history, languages, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and women’s studies
  • Presents a truly international effort with contributors from 17 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States
  • Addresses social problems that are fairly new, such as computer crimes and identity theft, and others that are centuries old, such as poverty and prostitution
  • Examines social problems differently from place to place and from one era to another
  • Explains the perspectives and foundations of various social theories and offers different lenses to view the same reality

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
About the Associate Editors.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Ability Grouping.
2: Abortion.
3: Abuse, Child.
4: Abuse, Child Sexual.
5: Abuse, Elderly.
6: Abuse, Intimate Partner.
7: Abuse, Sibling.
8: Academic Standards.
9: Accidents, Automobile.
10: Acculturation.
11: Acid Rain.
12: Activity Theory.
13: Addiction.
14: Adoption.
15: Adoption, Gay and Lesbian.
16: Adoption, Transracial.
17: Affirmative Action.
18: Affirmative Defense.
19: Afrocentricity.
20: Ageism.
21: Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
22: Alcoholism.
23: Alienation.
24: American Dream.
25: Americanization.
26: Anomie.
27: Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.
28: Anti-Globalization Movement.
29: Anti-Semitism.
30: Apartheid.
31: Arms Control.
32: Arson.
33: Assault.
34: Assimilation.
35: Asylum.
36: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
37: Automation.
38: Baby Boomers.
39: Backlash.
40: Bail and Judicial Treatment.
41: Bankruptcy, Business.
42: Bankruptcy, Personal.
43: Basic Skills Testing.
44: Bereavement, Effect by Race.
45: Bilingual Education.
46: Binge Drinking.
47: Bioethics.
48: Biracial.
49: Birth Rate.
50: Bisexuality.
51: Black Codes.
52: Black Nationalism.
53: Black Power Movement.
54: Blaming the Victim.
55: Body Image.
56: Boomerang Generation.
57: Boot Camps.
58: Bootstrap Theory.
59: Bracero Program.
60: Brown v. Board of Education.
61: Budget Deficits, U.S..
62: Bullying.
63: Bureaucracy.
64: Burglary.
65: Burnout.
66: Capital Flight.
67: Capital Punishment.
68: Carjacking.
69: Charter Schools.
70: Chicano Movement.
71: Child Abduction.
72: Child Care Safety.
73: Child Neglect.
74: Chronic Diseases.
75: Citizen Militias.
76: Citizenship.
77: Civil Rights.
78: Claims Making.
79: Class.
80: Class Consciousness.
81: Club Drugs.
82: Cocaine and Crack.
83: Codependency.
84: Cohabitation.
85: Collateral Damage.
86: Collective Consciousness.
87: Colonialism.
88: Communitarianism.
89: Community.
90: Community Corrections.
91: Community Crime Control.
92: Community Service.
93: Comparable Worth.
94: Computer Crime.
95: Conflict Perspective.
96: Conflict Resolution.
97: Conglomerates.
98: Conservative Approaches.
99: Conspicuous Consumption.
100: Contingent Work.
101: Contraception.
102: Corporate Crime.
103: Corporate State.
104: Corruption.
105: Countermovements.
106: Crime.
107: Crime, Fear of.
108: Crime Rates.
109: Crime Waves.
110: Cults.
111: Cultural Capital.
112: Cultural Criminology.
113: Cultural Diffusion.
114: Cultural Imperialism.
115: Cultural Lag.
116: Cultural Relativism.
117: Cultural Values.
118: Culture of Dependency.
119: Culture of Poverty.
120: Culture Shock.
121: Culture Wars.
122: Current Account Deficit.
123: Cyberspace.
124: Debt Service.
125: Decriminalization.
126: Deforestation.
127: Deindustrialization.
128: Deinstitutionalization.
129: Dementia.
130: Demilitarization.
131: Democracy.
132: Demographic Transition Theory.
133: Dependency Ratio.
134: Deportation.
135: Deregulation.
136: Desertification.
137: Deterrence Programs.
138: Deviance.
139: Differential Association.
140: Digital Divide.
141: Dillingham Flaw.
142: Disability and Disabled.
143: Disasters.
144: Discrimination.
145: Discrimination, Institutional.
146: Disengagement Theory.
147: Divorce.
148: Domestic Partnerships.
149: Domestic Violence.
150: Downsizing.
151: Drug Abuse.
152: Drug Abuse, Crime.
153: Drug Abuse, Prescription Narcotics.
154: Drug Abuse, Sports.
155: Drug Subculture.
156: Drunk Driving.
157: Dual-Income Families.
158: Eating Disorders.
159: Economic Development.
160: Economic Restructuring.
161: Ecosystem.
162: Edge Cities.
163: Education, Academic Performance.
164: Education, Inner-City Schools.
165: Education, Policy and Politics.
166: Education, School Privatization.
167: Education, Silencing.
168: Education, Special Needs Children.
169: Educational Equity.
170: Elderly Socioeconomic Status.
171: Eminent Domain.
172: English as a Second Language.
173: English-Only Movement.
174: Entrapment.
175: Environment, Eco-Warriors.
176: Environment, Hazardous Waste.
177: Environment, Pollution.
178: Environment, Runoff and Eutrophication.
179: Environment, Sewage Disposal.
180: Environmental Crime.
181: Environmental Degradation.
182: Environmental Hazards.
183: Environmental Justice.
184: Environmental Movement.
185: Environmental Racism.
186: Epidemics, Management of.
187: Equal Protection.
188: Erosion.