By D. Stanley Eitzen
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In this regard, C. ” Chapter 1 • The Sociological Approach to Social Problems 9 TOWARD A DEFINITION OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS There is an objective reality of social problems: there are conditions in society (such as poverty and institutional racism) that induce material or psychic suffering for certain segments of the population; there are sociocultural phenomena that prevent a signiﬁcant number of societal participants from developing and using their full potential; there are discrepancies between what a country such as the United States is supposed to stand for (equality of opportunity, justice, democracy) and the actual conditions in which many of its people live; and people are fouling their own nest through pollution and the indiscriminate use of natural resources (Eitzen 1984).
The lower classes, on the other hand, were considered inferior and defective. Their pathology was manifested in suicide, madness, crime, and various forms of vice. On the basis of this philosophy, Sumner opposed social reforms such as welfare to the poor because they rewarded the unﬁt and penalized the competent. Such reforms, he argued, would interfere with the normal workings of society, halting progress and perhaps even contributing to a regression to an earlier evolutionary stage. which people are responsible for their behavior.
We just “know” certain things to be true, when they actually Chapter 1 • The Sociological Approach to Social Problems 23 may be contradicted by scientiﬁc evidence. As examples, six common beliefs about the poor and racial minorities are presented and discussed. 1. Most homeless people are disabled by drugs, mental disease, or physical afﬂictions. The facts show, however, that the homeless, for the most part, are not “deﬁcient and defective” but rather not much different than the nonhomeless. Most people are not homeless because of their individual ﬂaws but because of structural arrangements and trends that result in extreme impoverishment and a shortage of affordable housing (Timmer, Eitzen, and Talley 1994).