Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia An Encyclopedia

by James Ciment

Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia An Encyclopedia Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780765680617
Publication date: 16th February 2006
Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 2030 pages
Categories: Sociology & anthropology, Encyclopaedias & reference works,

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