Culture wars in America : an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices / Roger Chapman and James Ciment, editors
E-books | 2014 | Second edition.
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Introduction to the second edition: Culture wars revisited -- Introduction to the first edition: Culture wars in America - rhetoric and reality -- A-Z Entries -- Primary documents: Abortion; Academic freedom; Affirmative Action; Afghanistan War; Birther Movement; Campaign finance reform; Capital punishment; Church and state; Climate change; College tuition and student debt; Corporate scandals; Corporate welfare; Creationism and intelligent design; Debt, federal; Drilling, oil and gas; Election of 2012; Gays in the military; Gun control; Health care; Illegal immigrants; Iran, relations with; Iraq War; Labor unions; Media bias; Medical Marijuana; Muslim Americans; Obesity epidemic; Occupy Movement; Pensions, public; Pornography; Public Broadcasting Service; Racial profiling; Recession of 2007-2009; Right to die; Same-sex marriage; Social security; Stem-cell research; Supreme Court, U.S.; Vietnam War; Voter fraud and voter ID laws; WikiLeaks; Women in the military.
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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarization that has characterized American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader.
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Chapman, Roger, 1960- editor of compilation.
Ciment, James, editor of compilation.
Credo Reference (Firm), distributor.
Print version: 0765683024 9780765683021 (DLC) 2013017780 3 volumes (xxxiv, 1024, 174 pages) : illustrations
9781784027087 electronic version