Contemporary social problems, Volume 2

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976 - Social Science - 782 pages
The student is introduced to the sociologist's approach to problems involving deviant behavior, family disorganization, and social dysfunctions

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Contents

Introduction The Sociology of Social Problems
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Alcoholism and Problem Drinking 181 ROBERT STRAUS
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Age and Aging 355 MATILDA WHITE RILEY and JOAN WARING
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Robert K. Merton, who died in 2003, was one of the leading sociologists of the twentieth century. His many books include "Social Theory and Social Structure" and "On the Shoulders of Giants." Elinor Barber was, at the time of her death, Research Associate at Columbia University. She is a coauthor of "Bridges to Knowledge" and "Increasing Faculty Diversity." James L. Shulman is Executive Director of ARTstor and a coauthor of "The Game of Life" (Princeton).

Robert Nisbet, an American sociologist, received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at Columbia University before moving to the University of California at Riverside. Known for his fine scholarship and conservative ideology, Nisbet has been a consultant to such groups as the American Enterprise Institute and has been a libertarian promoter of cultural pluralism. Nisbet has done considerable work in researching the history and development of Western sociological thought. His areas of personal interest have also included the classical social theorists, modernization and social thought, and community and society.

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