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Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial social issues

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of brief essays on controversial topics in social issues, designed to enhance critical thinking skills of students.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Finsterbusch
ISBN: 0072414006 9780072414004
OCLC Number: 45176066
Description: xviii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1, Culture and values. Is America in moral decline? ; Is Third World immigration a threat to America's way of life? --
Part 2, Sex roles, gender, and the family. Do the new sex roles burden women more than men? ; Are the communication problems between men and women largely due to radically different conversation styles? ; Should same-sex marriages be legally recognized? ; Is the decline of the traditional family a national crisis? --
Part 3, Stratification and inequality. Is increasing economic inequality a serious problem? ; Is the underclass a major threat to American ideals? ; Has Affirmative Action outlived its usefulness? --
Part 4, Political economy and institutions. Is government dominated by big business? ; Should government intervene in a capitalist economy? ; Has welfare reform benefited the poor? ; Are vouchers the solution to the ills of public education? ; Should doctor-assisted suicide be legalized for the terminally ill? --
Part 5, Crime and social control. Is street crime more harmful than white-collar crime? ; Should drug use be decriminalized? ; Is capital punishment justified? --
Part 6, The future: Population/Environment/Society. Does population growth threaten humanity? ; Is life getting better in the United States?
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Kurt Finsterbusch.

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Presents a collection of brief essays on controversial topics in social issues, designed to enhance critical thinking skills of students.

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