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Social Issues in America An Encyclopedia by James Ciment
  

Social Issues in America An Encyclopedia

Synopsis

Social Issues in America An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th March 2006

Author

James Ciment

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Publisher

Sharpe Reference an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc

Format

Hardback
2055 pages

Categories

Sociology & anthropology
Encyclopaedias & reference works

ISBN

9780765680617

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