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From the Publisher"As in previous editions, the central theme of this work concerns the negotiations between the law and the many subcultures that make up US society. The authors present the material thematically. They address issues of race and ethnicity by looking at Native Americans and land issues, issues of Native Hawaiian and Puerto Rican sovereignty, the struggle for African American civil rights, and Latino immigration. Religion is discussed as it relates to legal struggles of the Mormons and the Amish to define their own ways of life, the culture wars in American Schools, and Rastafarian and Native American ritual use of illicit drugs. Addressing gender, two chapters discuss women's rights and gay marriage. A final section on community and citizenship discusses anti-discrimination campaigns by people with disabilities and homeless people, Japanese internment, and the antagonistic relationship between cultural pluralism and the war on terror."
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