Giving specific and realistic suggestions for addressing our society's pervasive social problems

Updated with recent issues such as the national debate on health care reform, this Second Edition of How Can We Solve Our Social Problems? gives students a sense of hope by demonstrating specific, realistic steps we can take to solve some of the most pervasive social problems in America today. Author James Crone maintains a sense of sociological objectivity throughout and helps students realize that we can take steps to solve such key social problems as poverty, racial and ethnic inequality, unequal education, and environmental issues. The book's first two chapters define “social problem,,” provide a theoretical background, discuss the daunting barriers we face in attempting to solve social problems, and demonstrate how sociology can help.

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How Can We Solve the Problem of Gender Inequality?

How can we solve the problem of gender inequality?

The year was 1848. The place was the west-central part of the state of New York, in a small town named Seneca Falls. Horse-drawn wagons were approaching the small town from all directions on those warm summer days in the middle of July. There was an air of excitement. A battle was brewing. There were no canons or rifles. It was not that kind of battle. It was a battle that was to begin and would last even to this day. The wagons approaching the small town that day had mainly women in them but some men. They were traveling to a convention that was, eventually, to change ...

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