eBook Social Issues in America (Contemporary, with historical background), 1st Edition

  • James Ciment
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682540
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682543
  • DDC: 361.97303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2172 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Comprehensive in scope, packed with information, and up-to-date in coverage, this monumental compilation is a one-source reference for anyone researching the essential terms and concepts, historical antecedents, and contemporary expressions of major issues confronting American society. More than 170 entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues in America today—everything from abortion, academic freedom, and affirmative action to consumer debt, homeland security, illegal immigration, poverty and wealth, reproductive rights, and terrorism. Each entry discusses the historical origins of a particular debate or controversy; the means for dealing with it in the past; current perspectives and arguments; and the implications for society in the near- and long-term future. In addition to an in-depth discussion and analysis, entries include tables and figures, a chronology, list of published references and Internet resources, glossary, and selection of pertinent primary documents. An extensive Master Bibliography provides an unparalleled research tool for further exploration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Social Issues in America: Table of Contents.
A-Z Entries.
1: Abortion and Reproductive Issues.
2: Academic Freedom.
3: Adoption.
4: Advertising, Children's.
5: Affirmative Action.
6: Ageism.
7: AIDS/HIV.
8: Air Pollution.
9: Air Travel: Safety, Security, and Service.
10: Alcohol and Alcoholism.
11: Animal Rights.
12: Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Violence.
13: Anti-Semitism.
14: Arson.
15: Arts Funding and Censorship.
16: At-Risk Students: Higher Education.
17: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.
18: Autism.
19: Automobile and Highway Safety.
20: Bilingualism.
21: Birth Control.
22: Campaign Finance Reform.
23: Cancer.
24: Capital Punishment.
25: Census Issues.
26: Cheating, Academic.
27: Child Abuse and Molestation.
28: Child Labor.
29: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
30: Church-State Separation.
31: Civil Liberties.
32: Civil Rights.
33: Coastal Pollution and Wetlands Protection.
34: College Sports.
35: Computer Crime and Hacking.
36: Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy.
37: Corporal Punishment.
38: Corporate Crime.
39: Corporate Downsizing.
40: Crime.
41: Criminal Rights.
42: “Cults” and Alternative Religions.
43: Defense Spending and Preparedness.
44: Deforestation and Logging.
45: Disability Rights.
46: Divorce and Child Custody.
47: Domestic Surveillance.
48: Domestic Violence.
49: Drought and Aquifer Depletion.
50: Drug Abuse.
51: Drugs, War On.
52: Eating Disorders.
53: Energy Dependency.
54: Environmental Justice.
55: Environmentally Induced Illnesses.
56: Euthanasia.
57: Evolution Education.
58: Extinction and Species Loss: Biota Invasion and Habitat Destruction.
59: Farm Issues.
60: Food and Drug Safety.
61: Foster Care.
62: Gambling.
63: Gangs.
64: Gay and Lesbian Rights.
65: Genetic Engineering.
66: Gentrification.
67: Global Warming.
68: Gulf War Syndrome and Other Veterans' Illnesses.
69: Gun Violence and Gun Control.
70: Hate Crimes.
71: Hate Radio and Internet.
72: Hate Speech.
73: Health Care Reform.
74: Heart Disease and Cardiology.
75: Homelessness.
76: Housing, Affordable.
77: Human Experimentation.
78: Identity Theft.
79: Immigration Policy and Law.
80: Immigration, Illegal.
81: Indoor Air Pollution.
82: Infectious Disease and Epidemics.
83: Infrastucture Deterioration.
84: Intellectual Property Rights.
85: Journalistic Ethics.
86: Judicial Reform.
87: Juvenile Justice.
88: Legal Services for the Poor.
89: Literacy.
90: Mandatory Sentencing.
91: Marijuana.
92: Mass Transit.
93: Media Bias.
94: Media Consolidation.
95: Media Sex and Violence.
96: Medical Malpractice Reform.
97: Medicare and Medicaid Reform.
98: Medicine, Complementary and Alternative.
99: Mental Illness.
100: Migrant Workers.
101: Militia Movement.
102: Minimum and Living Wages.
103: Money Laundering.
104: Native Americans and Government Policy.
105: Natural Disasters and Disaster Relief.
106: Needle Exchange Programs.
107: Noise Pollution.
108: Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) Issues.
109: Nuclear Power and Waste.
110: Nuclear Weapons.
111: Obesity.
112: Occupational Safety and Health.
113: Organ and Tissue Transplants.
114: Organic Foods.
115: Organized Crime.
116: Plagiarism, Literary and Artistic.
117: Police Abuse and Corruption.
118: Pornography.
119: Poverty and Wealth.
120: Prison Reform and Prisoner Rights.
121: Privacy.
122: Prostitution.
123: Public Opinion Polling.
124: Racial Profiling.
125: Rape.
126: Recycling and Conservation.
127: Redlining, Loan Discrimination, and Predatory Lending.
128: Rioting.
129: School Standards and Testing.
130: School Violence.
131: School Vouchers and Privatization.
132: Scientific Research Ethics.
133: Secrecy, Government.
134: Sex Education.
135: Sexual Harassment.
136: Single Parenting and Out-of-Wedlock Births.
137: Social Security Reform.
138: Space Exploration.
139: Special Education.
140: Stem Cell Research.
141: Stress.
142: Students' Rights.
143: Suicide.
144: Superstores vs. Main Street.
145: Sweatshops.
146: Taxes and Tax Reform.
147: Term Limits.
148: Terrorism, Domestic.
149: Terrorism, Foreign.
150: Terrorism, War on.
151: Tobacco.
152: Tort Reform.
153: Torture.
154: Toxic Waste.
155: Traffic Congestion.
156: Unemployment.
157: Unions.
158: Urban Sprawl.
159: Veterans' Care and Benefits.
160: Voluntarism and Volunteering.
161: Voting Issues.
162: Waste Disposal.
163: Water Pollution.
164: Weapons of Mass Destruction.
165: Welfare and Welfare Reform.
166: Wilderness Protection.
167: Women's Rights.
168: Xenophobia and Nativism.
Master Bibliography.