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Taking sides : clashing views on controversial social issues

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch; George McKenna
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Dushkin Pub. Group, 1984.
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Taking sides.
Guilford, Conn. : Dushkin Pub. Group, 1984
(OCoLC)692500853
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Finsterbusch; George McKenna
ISBN: 0879675349 9780879675349
OCLC Number: 10764975
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Basic issues in the discipline --
Issue 1. Should the study of society be value free --/ Max Weber, Alvin Gouldner --
Issue 2. Does sociology benefit society / Jack D. Douglas, Richard P. Appelbaum --
Issue 3. Is social behavior genetically determined / Edward O. Wilson, Steven Jay Gould --
pt. II. Perspectives on culture --
Issue 4. Does lower-class culture perpetuate poverty / Edward Banfield, William Ryan --
Issue 5. Should we bring back community / Kirkpatrick Sale, Henry Fairlie --
Issue 6. Has the women's movement helped women / Betty Friedan, Midge Decter --
pt. III. The individual and institutions: family and work --
Issue 7. Are traditional families more successful / Phyllis Schlafly, Barbara Deckard --
Issue 8. Is modern work alienating / Theodore Rozak, William Form --
pt. IV. Stratification and inequality --
Issue 9. Is economic inequality beneficial to society / George Gilder, William Ryan --
Issue 10. Does welfare do more harm than good / Milton and Rose Friedman, Alan Pifer --
Issue 11. Is Racial oppression declining in America / William J. Wilson, Charles V. Willie --
Issue 12. Is affirmative action reverse discrimination / Nathan Glazer, Thurgood Marshall --
pt. V. Political economy --
Issue 13. Does an elite rule America / Michael Parenti, Andrew Greeley --
Issue 14. Are profits the only social responsibility of business / Milton Friedman, Robert Almeder --
pt. VI. Social control: the art of preventing harm --
Issue 15. Is incapacitation the answer to the crime problem / James Q. Wilson, David Bazelon --
Issue 16. Was it right to empty the mental hospitals / Thomas Szasz, Philip R. Sullivan --
Issue 17. Is Nuclear deterrence irrational / Jonathan Schell, Charles Krauthammer --
pt. VII. Population, Environment, Society --
Issue 18. Is the world threatened by a population bomb / Steven Mumford, Julian L. Simon --
Issue 19. Is the environment improving / Julian L. Simon, Paul Ehrlich --
Issue 20. The future : are prosperity and freedom endangered / William Ophuls, Herman Kahn, and John B. Phelps.
Other Titles: Clashing views on controversial social issues
Responsibility: edited, selected, and with introductions by Kurt Finsterbusch and George McKenna.

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