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
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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Topic Finder.
Contributors.
Introduction: Culture Wars: Rhetoric and Reality.
1: Abortion.
2: Abu Ghraib and Gitmo.
3: Academic Bill of Rights.
4: Academic Freedom.
5: Adler, Mortimer J..
6: Affirmative Action.
7: Afrocentrism.
8: Age Discrimination.
9: Agnew, Spiro T..
10: AIDS.
11: Alexander, Jane.
12: Ali, Muhammad.
13: American Century.
14: American Civil Liberties Union.
15: American Civil Religion.
16: American Exceptionalism.
17: American Indian Movement.
18: Americans with Disabilities Act.
19: Androgyny.
20: Angelou, Maya.
21: Animal Rights.
22: Anti-Intellectualism.
23: Anti-Semitism.
24: Arnold, Ron.
25: Arrow, Tre.
26: Aryan Nations.
27: Atwater, Lee.
28: Automobile Safety.
29: Baez, Joan.
30: Bankruptcy Reform.
31: Barbie Doll.
32: Battle of Seattle.
33: Beauty Pageants.
34: Behe, Michael J..
35: Bell Curve, The.
36: Bennett, William J..
37: Biafra, Jello.
38: Biotech Revolution.
39: Birth Control.
40: Black Panther Party.
41: Black Radical Congress.
42: Blackface.
43: Bob Jones University.
44: Bono.
45: Book Banning.
46: Boy Scouts of America.
47: Bradley, Bill.
48: Brock, David.
49: Brokaw, Tom.
50: Brown, Helen Gurley.
51: Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
52: Bryant, Anita.
53: Buchanan, Pat.
54: Buckley, William F., Jr..
55: Budenz, Louis F..
56: Bullard, Robert D..
57: Bunche, Ralph.
58: Bush Family.
59: Busing, School.
60: Byrd, Robert C..
61: Campaign Finance Reform.
62: Campolo, Anthony “Tony”.
63: Canada.
64: Capital Punishment.
65: Carson, Rachel.
66: Carter, Jimmy.
67: Catholic Church.
68: Censorship.
69: Central Intelligence Agency.
70: Chambers, Whittaker.
71: Charter Schools.
72: Chávez, César.
73: Cheney Family.
74: Chicago Seven.
75: Chick, Jack.
76: China.
77: Chisholm, Shirley.
78: Chomsky, Noam.
79: Christian Coalition.
80: Christian Radio.
81: Christian Reconstructionism.
82: Christmas.
83: Church and State.
84: Churchill, Ward.
85: Civil Rights Movement.
86: Clinton, Bill.
87: Clinton, Hillary.
88: Clinton Impeachment.
89: Cold War.
90: Colson, Chuck.
91: Columbus Day.
92: Comic Books.
93: Comic Strips.
94: Commager, Henry Steele.
95: Common Cause.
96: Commoner, Barry.
97: Communists and Communism.
98: Comparable Worth.
99: Compassionate Conservatism.
100: Confederate Flag.
101: Conspiracy Theories.
102: Contemporary Christian Music.
103: Contract with America.
104: Corporate Welfare.
105: Coulter, Ann.
106: Counterculture.
107: Country Music.
108: Creationism and Intelligent Design.
109: Cronkite, Walter.
110: Cuba.
111: Culture Jamming.
112: Dean, Howard.
113: Dean, James.
114: Dean, John.
115: Deconstructionism.
116: DeLay, Tom.
117: Deloria, Vine, Jr..
118: Demjanjuk, John.
119: Democratic Party.
120: Diversity Training.
121: Dobson, James.
122: Donahue, Phil.
123: Douglas, William O..
124: Dr. Phil.
125: Drudge Report.
126: Drug Testing.
127: D’Souza, Dinesh.
128: Du Bois, W.E.B..
129: Dukakis, Michael.
130: Duke, David.
131: Dworkin, Andrea.
132: Dylan, Bob.
133: Earth Day.
134: Ecoterrorism.
135: Education Reform.
136: Ehrenreich, Barbara.
137: Eisenhower, Dwight D..
138: Election of 2000.
139: Election of 2008.
140: Endangered Species Act.
141: English as the Official Language.
142: Enola Gay Exhibit.
143: Environmental Movement.
144: Equal Rights Amendment.
145: Evangelicalism.
146: Executive Compensation.
147: Factory Farms.
148: Faith-Based Programs.
149: Falwell, Jerry.
150: Family Values.
151: Farrakhan, Louis.
152: Federal Budget Deficit.
153: Federal Communications Commission.
154: Felt, W. Mark.
155: Feminism, Second-Wave.
156: Feminism, Third-Wave.
157: Ferraro, Geraldine.
158: Flag Desecration.
159: Fleiss, Heidi.
160: Flynt, Larry.
161: Focus on the Family.
162: Fonda, Jane.
163: Food and Drug Administration.
164: Ford, Gerald.
165: Foreman, Dave.
166: Forests, Parklands, and Federal Wilderness.
167: Foucault, Michel.
168: Founding Fathers.
169: France.
170: Frank, Barney.
171: Franken, Al.
172: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
173: Freedom of Information Act.
174: Friedan, Betty.
175: Friedman, Milton.
176: Fundamentalism, Religious.
177: Fur.
178: Galbraith, John Kenneth.
179: Gangs.
180: Gay Capital.
181: Gay Rights Movement.
182: Gays in Popular Culture.
183: Gays in the Military.
184: Gender-Inclusive Language.
185: Generations and Generational Conflict.
186: Genetically Modified Foods.
187: Gibson, Mel.
188: Gilmore, Gary.
189: Gingrich, Newt.
190: Ginsberg, Allen.
191: Global Warming.