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Crisis in American Institutions / Edition 11
     

Crisis in American Institutions / Edition 11

by Elliott Currie, Jerome H. Skolnick
 

ISBN-10: 0321047001

ISBN-13: 9780321047007

Pub. Date: 02/22/2000

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Crisis in American Institutions provides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought. This breadth of articles encompasses a sampling of the best of contemporary writing on American social problems. An analytical introductory chapter helps emphasize the growing role of institutions in America

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Crisis in American Institutions provides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought. This breadth of articles encompasses a sampling of the best of contemporary writing on American social problems. An analytical introductory chapter helps emphasize the growing role of institutions in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321047007
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/22/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

* new to this edition

Preface

Introduction: Approaches to Social Problems

SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS

Part One—Corporate Power

1. Take the Rich Off Welfare by Mark Zepezauer*

2. Tax Cheats and Their Enablers by Robert S. McIntyre*

3. The Cost of Money by Mark Green

4. Water for Profit by John Luoma

Part Two—Economic Crisis

5. Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

6. Generation Broke by Tamara Draut and Javier Silva*

7. Retirement’s Unraveling Safety Net by Dale Russakoff*

8. The Limits of Markets by Robert Kuttner

Part Three—Inequality

9. Top Heavy by Edward N. Wolff

10. Doing Poorly: The Real Income of American Children in Comparative Perspective by Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding

11. Day by Day: the Lives of Homeless Women by Elliot Liebow

12. As Rich-Poor Gap Widens in the U.S., Class Mobility Stalls by David Wessel*

Part Four—Racism

13. The Roots of White Advantage by Michael K. Brown et al.*

14. Schools and Prisons by The Sentencing Project*

15. At Many Colleges, the Rich Kids Get Affirmative Action by Daniel Golden

16. Asian Americans: the Myth of the Model Minority by Ronald Takaki

Part Five—Sexism

17. The Conundrum of the Glass Ceiling from The Economist*

18. Selling Women Short by Liza Featherstone*

19. Learning Silence by Peggy Orenstein

20. Domestica by Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo

INSTITUTIONS IN CRISIS

Part Six—The Family

21. Families on the Fault Line by Lillian B. Rubin

22. More Than Welcome: Families Come First in Sweden by Brittany Shahmehri

23. Decent and Street Families by Elijah Anderson

Part Seven—The Environment

24. A World of Wounds by James Gustave Speth*

25. Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana by Steve Lerner*

26. The Heat Is On by Ross Gelbspan

Part Eight—Work and Welfare

27. Importing the Third Worldby David K. Shipler*

28. The Political Economy and Urban Racial Tensions by William Julius Wilson

29. The Underclass Label by Herbert Gans

30. So How Did I Get Here? Growing Up on Welfare by Rosemary L. Bray

Part Nine—Health and Medical Care

31. Sick Out of Luck by Susan Starr Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle*

32. Universal Health Care: What the United States Can Learn from the Canadian Experience by Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong with Claudia Fegan, M.D

33. The Shame of Our Nursing Homes by Eric Bates

34. Cater to the Children by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner

Part Ten—The Schools

35. In the Deep Heart’s Core by Michael Johnston

36. Class Conflict: the Rising Costs of College by Ellen Mutari and Melaku Lakew

37. Reading, Writing, and…Buying? From Consumer Reports

38. Hired Education by Jennifer Washburn*

Part Eleven—Crime and Justice

39. The Myth of Leniency by Elliot Currie

40. Wild Pitch: “Three Strikes You’re Out” and Other Bad Calls on Crime by Jerome H. Skolnick and John J. DiIulio Jr.

41. Workaday World, Crack Economy by Phillippe Bourgois

42. Unjust Rewards by Ken Silverstein

Part Twelve—America in the World

43. Five Wars We’re Losing by Moises Naim

44. Blowback by Chalmers Johnson

45. Oil, Geography, and War by Michael T. Klare

46. What to Do? A Global Strategy Against Terrorism by The 9/11 Commission*

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