Social issues in America : an encyclopedia
- James Ciment, editor.
- Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2006.
- Physical description
- 8 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
- Library has: v.1-
HN57 .S624 2006 V.1
HN57 .S624 2006 V.2
HN57 .S624 2006 V.3
HN57 .S624 2006 V.4
HN57 .S624 2006 V.5
HN57 .S624 2006 V.6
HN57 .S624 2006 V.7
HN57 .S624 2006 V.8
- Library has: v.1-
- Ciment, James.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- v. 1. Abortion and reproductive issues
- Campaign finance reform
- v. 2. Cancer
- Disability rights
- v. 3. Divorce and child custody
- Gun violence and gun control
- v. 4. Hate crimes
- Media consolidation
- v. 5. Media sex and violence
- v. 6. Poverty and wealth
- Superstores vs. Main Street
- v. 7. Sweatshops
- Xenophobia and Nativism
- v. 8. Index.
- Publisher's Summary
- Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental, criminal, legal, security, health, and media topics. Each entry discusses the historical origins of the problem or debate; past means used to deal with the issue; the current controversy surrounding the issue from all perspectives; and the near-term and future implications for society. In addition, each entry includes a chronology, a bibliography, and a directory of Internet resources for further research as well as primary documents and statistical tables highlighting the debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Supplemental links
- Table of contents
- Social problems > United States > Encyclopedias.
- Social movements > United States > Encyclopedias.
- United States > Social conditions > Encyclopedias.
- United States > Social policy > Encyclopedias.
- Problèmes sociaux > États-Unis > Encyclopédies.
- Mouvements sociaux > États-Unis > Encyclopédies.
- États-Unis > Conditions sociales > Encyclopédies.
- États-Unis > Politique sociale > Encyclopédies.
- Publication date
- Available in another form
- Online version: Social issues in America. Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2006 (OCoLC)680506703
- 0765680610 (hc : set : alk. paper)
- 9780765680617 (hc : set : alk. paper)