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American cultural pluralism and law

Author: Jill Norgren; Serena Nanda
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new and updated edition of Norgren and Nanda's classic text brings their examination of American cultural pluralism and the law up to date through the Clinton administration. While maintaining their emphasis on the concept of cultural diversity as it relates to the law in the United States, new and updated chapters reflect recent, relevant court cases dealing with culture, race, gender, and class, with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Norgren; Serena Nanda
ISBN: 0275948587 9780275948580 0275948552 9780275948559
OCLC Number: 32968618
Description: xi, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: E Pluribus Unum? --
1. Native Americans, Law, and Land --
2. Trouble in Paradise: Native Hawaiians --
3. Segregation, Equality, and African Americans --
4. 100 Percent American: Who Qualifies in a National Emergency? Japanese Americans and the Law --
5. The Mormons --
6. Religion and Schools: The Amish --
7. Religion and Schools: The Satmar Hasidim --
8. Religious Practice and Drug Use: The Rastafari and the Native American Church --
9. Gays and the Law: Status and Conduct --
10. Women's Nature, Women's Lives, Women's Rights --
11. Language, Law, and Latinos --
12. Folks Like Us, Lives Like Ours: The Homeless --
13. Courts and Culture.
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