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Social issues in America : an encyclopedia

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, ©2006.
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More than 150 key social issues confronting the United States today are covered in this eight-volume set, in an A to Z format: from abortion and adoption to capital punishment and corporate crime; from obesity and organized crime to sweatshops and xenophobia. Each includes historical background on the issue; a discussion of current problems, debates, and possible future developments; a chronology; fairly extensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social issues in America.
Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, ©2006
(OCoLC)680506703
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Ciment
ISBN: 0765680610 9780765680617
OCLC Number: 61122987
Description: 8 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Abortion and reproductive issues --
Campaign finance reform --
v. 2. Cancer --
Disability rights --
v. 3. Divorce and child custody --
Gun violence and gun control --
v. 4. Hate crimes --
Media consolidation --
v. 5. Media sex and violence --
Pornography --
v. 6. Poverty and wealth --
Superstores vs. Main Street --
v. 7. Sweatshops --
Xenophobia and Nativism --
v. 8. Index.
Responsibility: James Ciment, editor.
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A reference for those researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 issues confronting American society. The entries in this book cover several social issues - including  Read more...

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