Crisis in American Institutions / Edition 14 by Jerome H. Skolnick, Elliott Currie | | 9780205610648 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Crisis in American Institutions / Edition 14

Crisis in American Institutions / Edition 14

by Jerome H. Skolnick, Elliott Currie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205610641

ISBN-13: 9780205610648

Pub. Date: 06/01/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Crisis in American Institutions provides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.

This edition contains seventeen new articles, many addressing the escalating crises of American society in recent years, including the worst economic crisis in decades, the rapid rise

Overview

Crisis in American Institutions provides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.

This edition contains seventeen new articles, many addressing the escalating crises of American society in recent years, including the worst economic crisis in decades, the rapid rise in health care costs, the polarizing debate on immigration, and the continuing growth of economic inequality. Others update our coverage of longstanding issues, including the persistence of poverty, the continued growth of mass incarceration, and the politics of global warming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205610648
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
166,999
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Systemic Problems
Part I Corporate Power
Part II Economic Crisis
Part III Inequality
Part IV Racism
Part V Sexism

Institutions in Crisis
Part VI The Family
Part VII The Environment
Part VIII Work and Welfare
Part IX Health and Medical Care
Part X The Schools
Part XI Crime and Justice
Part XII America in the World

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

*Denotes new reading

Preface

Introduction: Approaches to Social Problems

Systemic Problems


Part I Corporate Power

Mark Zepezauer: Take the Rich Off Welfare

Robert S. McIntyre: Tax Cheats and Their Enablers

Neil Postman and Steve Powers: The Commercial

*John Luoma: Water for Profit

Part II Economic Crisis

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

Tamara Draut and Javier Silva: Generation Broke

Dale Russakoff: Retirement’s Unraveling Safety Net

*Robert Kuttner: The Squandering of America

Part III Inequality

*Dean Baker: Increasing Inequality in the United States

*Center for American Progress: From Poverty to Prosperity

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

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

Part IV Racism

Michael K. Brown et al: The Roots of White Advantage

Sentencing Project: Schools and Prisons

Daniel Golden: At Many Colleges, the Rich Kids Get Affirmative Action

*Aviva Chomsky: They Take Our Jobs

Part V Sexism

The Economist: The Conundrum of the Glass Ceiling

*American Association of University Women: Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment on Campus

Peggy Orenstein: Learning Silence

Institutions in Crisis

Part VI The Family

*Arlene Skolnick: Beyond the ‘M’ Word: the Tangled Web of Politics and Marriage

*Sharon Lerner: The Kids Aren’t All Right

Brittany Shahmehri: More Than Welcome: Families Come First in Sweden

Part VII The Environment

James Gustave Speth: A World of Wounds

Steve Lerner Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana

*Union of Concerned Scientists: Smoke, Mirrors, and Hot Air

Part VIII Work and Welfare

Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo: Domestica

*Peter Edelman, Harry Holzer, and Paul Offner: Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men

Herbert Gans: The Underclass Label

*Sharon Hays: Flat Broke With Children

Part IX Health and Medical Care

Susan Starr Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle: Sick Out of Luck

*Commonwealth Fund: Why Not the Best?

*Lillian Rubin: The Untold Health Care Story: How They Crippled Medicare

Part X The Schools

*Jonathan Kozol: The Shame of the Nation

Ellen Mutari and Melaku Lake: Class Conflict: the Rising Costs of College

*Lawrence Mishel and Richard Rothstein: Schools as Scapegoats

Jennifer Washburn: Hired Education

Part XI Crime and Justice

Elliot Currie: The Myth of Leniency

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

*Pew Foundation: One in 100

Ken Silverstein: Unjust Rewards

Part XII America in the World

Chalmers Johnson: Blowback

Michael T. Klare: Oil, Geography, and War

9/11 Commission: What to Do? A Global Strategy Against Terrorism

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