Contents: Vol. I: Preface. 1. Social problems: concept and approaches. 2. Nature and scope of Indian social problems. 3. Reconstructing social problems. 4. Social problems analysis. 5. An analytical study of social problems. 6. Society, class and gender. 7. Gender inequality. 8. Constructing social problems. 9. Race and crisis management. 10. Suicide and social structure in India. 11. Civil rights and Indian rural society. 12. Entitlement and deprivation. 13. Personal and social disorganisation.
Vol. II: 14. Corruption. 15. Levels of social development. 16. Protective discrimination for backward classes in India: sociological and legal urbanisation. 17. Family in the face of urbanisation. 18. Poverty. 19. Illiteracy. 20. Stress: social support as coping resource. 21. Crime and criminals. 22. Beggary—a sociological view. 23. Prostitution in India. 24. Juvenile delinquency and family. 25. Child labour. 26. Substance abuse. 27. Terrorism. 28. Black money. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
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"The principles developed in laboratory and field research in social psychology have been applied to many social situations and problems. Applied researchers and consultants have worked to ameliorate problems found in ethnic relations, international relations, industrial and labour relations, political and economic behaviour, education, advertising, and community mental health. Industries, organizations, schools, and task groups of many kinds regularly use the services. However, the present book covers a wide range of social problems like; poverty, illiteracy, prostitution, child labour, dowry, corruption, and black money etc. Certainly, this will be liked by everyone concerned with the subject." (jacket)