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Taking sides. Clashing views on social issues

Kurt Finsterbusch 1935-

16th ed., expanded.. c2012

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HN 59.2 .T35 2012 )()

  • Title:
    Taking sides. Clashing views on social issues
  • Author: Kurt Finsterbusch 1935-
  • Description: Unit 1. Culture and values -- 1. Does the news media have a liberal bias? -- 2. Is Third World immigration a threat to America's way of life? -- Unit 2. Sex roles, gender, and the family -- 3. Does divorce have long-term damaging effects on children? -- 4. Does the "mommy track" (part-time work) improve women's lives? -- 5. Should same-sex marriages be legally recognized? -- Unit 3. Stratification and inequality -- 6. Is increasing economic inequality a serious problem? -- 7. Has feminism benefited American society? -- 8. Has affirmative action outlived its usefulness? -- 9. Are barriers to women's success as leaders due to societal obstacles? -- Unit 4. Political economy and institutions -- 10. Is America dominated by big business? -- 11. Does capitalism undermine democracy? -- 12. Should government intervene in a capitalist economy? -- 13. Has welfare reform benefited the poor? -- 14. Is competition the reform that will fix education? -- 15. Should biotechnology be used to alter and enhance humans? -- Unit 5. Crime and social control -- 16. Is street crime more harmful than white-collar crime? -- 17. Should laws against drug use remain restrictive? -- 18. Are we headed toward a nuclear 9/11? -- Unit 6. The future: population, environment, society -- 19. Are declining growth rates rather than rapid population growth today's major global population problem? -- 20. Is humankind dangerously harming the environment? -- 21. Is globalization good for humankind? -- 22. Is big government bad? -- 23. Do women make better leaders?
  • Local Note: acq2012soc
  • Publication Date: c2012
  • Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill
  • Format: xxviii, 441 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780078050183 (pbk.);ISBN 0078050189 (pbk.)
  • Subjects: Social conflict -- United States; Social problems; Interpersonal relations; United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-; United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century; United States -- Social policy -- 1980-1993; United States -- Social policy -- 1993-
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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