eBook Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices, 2nd Edition

  • Roger Chapman
  • James Ciment
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  • ISBN-10: 0765683172
  • ISBN-13: 9780765683175
  • DDC: 306.0973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1152 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

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. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.

Reviews

"Culture Wars in America should find a wide audience. Students in particular will benefit from the accessible background information offered in this reference, not to mention the primary sources provided for specific issues. Given the diversity of the coverage, this set could also serve as a first stop for those in the initial phase of searching for research topics. It is a set that would be of value in the reference collections of high school, academic, and larger public libraries." -- Against the Grain

— Against the Grain

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to the Second Edition: Culture Wars Revisited.
Introduction to the First Edition: Culture Wars in America—Rhetoric and Reality.
A-Z Entries.
1: Abortion.
2: Abu Ghraib and Gitmo.
3: Academic Bill of Rights.
4: Academic Freedom.
5: Acorn.
6: Adelson, Sheldon (1933–).
7: Adler, Mortimer J. (1902–2001).
8: Affirmative Action.
9: Afghanistan War.
10: Afrocentrism.
11: Age Discrimination.
12: Agnew, Spiro T. (1918–1996).
13: AIDS.
14: Alexander, Jane (1939–).
15: Ali, Muhammad (1942–).
16: American Century.
17: American Civil Liberties Union.
18: American Civil Religion.
19: American Exceptionalism.
20: American Indian Movement.
21: Americans with Disabilities Act.
22: Androgyny.
23: Angelou, Maya (1928–).
24: Animal Rights.
25: Anti-Intellectualism.
26: Anti-Semitism.
27: Arnold, Ron (1937–).
28: Arrow, Tre (1974–).
29: Aryan Nations.
30: Atheism.
31: Atwater, Lee (1951–1991).
32: Automobile Safety.
33: Bachmann, Michele (1956–).
34: Baez, Joan (1941–).
35: Bailouts, Government.
36: Bankruptcy Reform.
37: Barbie Doll.
38: Barton, David (1954–).
39: Battle of Seattle.
40: Beauty Pageants.
41: Beck, Glenn (1964–).
42: Behe, Michael J. (1952–).
43: Bell Curve, The (1994).
44: Bennett, William J. (1943–).
45: Biafra, Jello (1958–).
46: Biotech Revolution.
47: Birth Control.
48: Birther Movement.
49: Black Panther Party.
50: Black Radical Congress.
51: Blackface.
52: Blogs and Blogosphere.
53: Bloomberg, Michael (1942–).
54: Bob Jones University.
55: Boehner, John (1949–).
56: Bono (1960–).
57: Book Banning.
58: Border Security.
59: Bork, Robert (1927–2012).
60: Boy Scouts of America.
61: Bradley, Bill (1943–).
62: Breitbart, Andrew (1969–2012).
63: Brock, David (1962–).
64: Brokaw, Tom (1940–).
65: Brown, Helen Gurley (1922–2012).
66: Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
67: Bryant, Anita (1940–).
68: Buchanan, Pat (1938–).
69: Buckley, William F., Jr. (1925–2008).
70: Budenz, Louis F. (1891–1972).
71: Budget Deficit, Federal.
72: Buffett, Warren (1930–).
73: Bullard, Robert D. (1946–).
74: Bunche, Ralph (1904–1971).
75: Bush Family.
76: Busing, School.
77: Byrd, Robert C. (1917–2010).
78: Campaign Finance Reform.
79: Campolo, Anthony “Tony” (1935–).
80: Canada.
81: Capital Punishment.
82: Carson, Rachel (1907–1964).
83: Carter, Jimmy (1924–).
84: Catholic Church.
85: Censorship.
86: Central Intelligence Agency.
87: Chambers, Whittaker (1901–1961).
88: Charter Schools.
89: Chávez, César (1927–1993).
90: Cheney Family.
91: Chicago Seven.
92: Chick, Jack (1924–).
93: China.
94: Chisholm, Shirley (1924–2005).
95: Chomsky, Noam (1928–).
96: Christian Coalition.
97: Christian Radio.
98: Christian Reconstructionism.
99: Christmas.
100: Church and State.
101: Churchill, Ward (1947–).
102: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010).
103: Civil Rights Movement.
104: Climate Change.
105: Clinton, Bill (1946–).
106: Clinton, Hillary Rodham (1947–).
107: Clinton Impeachment.
108: Colbert, Stephen (1964–).
109: Cold War.
110: College Tuition and Student Debt.
111: Colson, Chuck (1931–2012).
112: Columbus Day.
113: Comic Books.
114: Comic Strips.
115: Commager, Henry Steele (1902–1998).
116: Common Cause.
117: Commoner, Barry (1917–2012).
118: Communists and Communism.
119: Comparable Worth.
120: Compassionate Conservatism.
121: Confederate Flag.
122: Conspiracy Theories.
123: Contemporary Christian Music.
124: Contract with America.
125: Corporate Scandals.
126: Corporate Welfare.
127: Coulter, Ann (1961–).
128: Counterculture.
129: Country Music.
130: Creationism and Intelligent Design.
131: Cronkite, Walter (1916–2009).
132: Cuba.
133: Culture Jamming.
134: Dean, Howard (1948–).
135: Dean, James (1931–1955).
136: Dean, John (1938–).
137: Debt, Federal.
138: Deconstructionism.
139: DeLay, Tom (1947–).
140: Deloria, Vine, Jr. (1933–2005).
141: Demjanjuk, John (1920–2012).
142: Democratic Party.
143: Diversity Training.
144: Dobson, James (1936–).
145: Donahue, Phil (1935–).
146: Douglas, William O. (1898–1980).
147: Dr. Phil (1950–).
148: Drilling, Oil and Gas.
149: Drudge Report.
150: Drug Testing.
151: D'Souza, Dinesh (1961–).
152: Du Bois, W.E.B. (1868–1963).
153: Dukakis, Michael (1933–).
154: Duke, David (1950–).
155: Dworkin, Andrea (1946–2005).
156: Dylan, Bob (1941–).
157: Earmarks.
158: Earth Day.
159: Ecoterrorism.
160: Education Reform.
161: Ehrenreich, Barbara (1941–).
162: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890–1969).
163: Election of 2000.
164: Election of 2008.
165: Election of 2012.
166: Endangered Species Act.
167: English as the Official Language.
168: Enola Gay Exhibit.
169: Environmental Movement.
170: Equal Rights Amendment.
171: Evangelicalism.
172: Executive Compensation.
173: Factory Farms.
174: Faith-Based Programs.
175: Falwell, Jerry (1933–2007).
176: Family Values.
177: Farrakhan, Louis (1933–).
178: Federal Communications Commission.
179: Federal Reserve.
180: Felt, W. Mark (1913–2008).
181: Feminism, Second-Wave.
182: Feminism, Third-Wave.
183: Ferraro, Geraldine (1935–2011).
184: Flag Desecration.
185: Fleiss, Heidi (1965–).
186: Flynt, Larry (1942–).
187: Focus on the Family.
188: Fonda, Jane (1937–).
189: Food and Drug Administration.
190: Ford, Gerald (1913–2006).
191: Foreman, Dave (1946–).
192: Forests, Parklands, and Federal Wilderness.
193: Foucault, Michel (1926–1984).