This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course.
The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.
SECTION I: THE SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
C. Wright Mills
Martin Luther King, Jr.
SECTION II: THE FRAGMENTATION OF SOCIAL LIFE
D. Stanley Eitzen
Allan G. Johnson
Douglas B. Holt
SECTION III: THE GLOBAL FRAGMENTATION OF SOCIAL LIFE
Michael D. Yates
SECTION IV: MEDIA
David Croteau and William Hoynes
Gary Hytrek and Kristine Zentgraf
Margo A. Jackson, et. al.
Cynthia I. Gerstl-Pepin
Michael W. Apple
VII. HEALTH CARE
VIII. POVERTY AND SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY
Stephanie Baker Collins
IX. CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Natasha H. Williams
John M. Hagedorn
Mary Christina Wood
Rachel Morello-Frosch, Manuel Pastor Jr., and James Sadd
XI. WAR AND VIOLENCE
Ronald C. Kramer