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Taking sides. Clashing views on social issues

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2014] ©2014
Series: Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 17th edition, expandedView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Finsterbusch
ISBN: 0078139473 9780078139475
OCLC Number: 837954650
Description: xxx, 487 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Unit 1. Culture and values. Does the media have a liberal bias? --
Is Third World immigration a threat to America's way of life? --
Unit 2. Sex roles, gender, and the family. Does the divorce have long-term damaging effects on children? --
Are professional women "opting out" of work by choice? --
Should same-sex marriages be legally recognized? --
Unit 3. Stratification and inequality. Is increasing economic inequality a serious problem? --
Is America close to being a post-racial society? --
Has feminism benefited American society? --
Is the gender wage gap justified? --
Unit 4. Political economy and institutions. Is government dominated by big business? --
Does capitalism undermine democracy? --
Should government intervene in a capitalist economy? --
Was the welfare reform the right approach to poverty? --
Is No Child Left Behind irretrievably flawed? --
Should biotechnology be used to alter and enhance humans? --
Unit 5. Crime and social control. Is street crime more harmful than white-collar crime? --
Should laws against drug use remain restrictive? --
Are we headed toward a nuclear 9/11? --
Is torture ever justified? --
Unit 6. The future: population/environment/society. Does immigration benefit the economy? --
Is humankind dangerously harming the environment? --
Is economic globalization good for both rich and poor? --
Unit 7. Bonus issues- Special topics for today. Is stimulus the best way to get the American economy back on its feet? --
Does social media have largely positive impacts on its users?
Series Title: Taking sides.
Other Titles: Clashing views on social issues
Responsibility: selected, edited and with introductions by Kurt Finsterbusch, University of Maryland.

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