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A Sociological Approach to Social Problems

1st Edition

By Noel Timms


120 pages

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The topics covered in this book are directly related to much of the misunderstanding of what sociology is about. It is usual nowadays to label as sociological any discussion concerned, however loosely, with ‘Society’. But a careful reading of Mr Timms’ treatment of the problem areas he has chosen should make clear the difference between this use of the adjective in everyday speech, and its more vigorous technical use. In dealing with his subject Mr Timms makes use of the concepts of sociology such as ‘role’, ‘norms’, ‘social control’, ‘class’, and ‘family’.

Table of Contents

1. Sociology and Social Problems 2. Sociological Approaches to Social Problems 3. Sociology and Crime 4. Sociology and Mental Illness 5. The Family and Social Problems 6. Summary and Suggestions for Further Reading

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Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General