eBook Culture Wars: Encycylopedia of Issues, Viewpoints and Voices, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765622505
  • ISBN-13: 9780765622501
  • DDC: 306.0973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 768 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Although openness and inclusion are cornerstones of life in the United States, intolerance and reactionary politics are also very real. As the nation prepares to elect a new president, The Culture Wars addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy. Featuring hundreds of A to Z entries and numerous photos, the set examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades. It details hot button topics as well as the role of the media in defining and shaping these issues everything from abortion, the Christian Coalition, the environmental movement, feminism, and gay rights, to illegal aliens, pornography, stem cell research, Watergate, and zero tolerance. A topic finder, bibliography, and index add to the set's utility.