Crisis in American Institutions / Edition 10by Jerome H. Skolnick
Pub. Date: 03/28/1997
Crisis in American Institutions provides an array of engaging articles on important topics. Consistently introducing framing material, an analytical introductory chapter emphasizes the role of institutions, while concise chapter openers help introduce specific topics. Authors chose articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage readers to think seriously about them. A proven winner with faculty and students alike, this new edition stands poised to continue its record of popularity in social problems. For anyone interested in social problems, American society, or social work.
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Table of Contents
* Denotes selections new to this edition.
Introduction: Approaches to Social Problems.
I. CORPORATE POWER.
1. Janice Shields, Getting Corporations off the Public Dole.
2. Philip Hilts, Smoke Screen.
3. * Marion Nestle, The Selling of Olestra.
4. * Eric Bates, The Shame of Our Nursing Homes.
II. ECONOMIC CRISIS.
5. Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Losing Out to Mexico.
6. * Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America.
7. N.R. Kleinfield, The Company as Family, No More.
8. * Robert Kuttner, The Limits of Markets.
9. * Edward N. Wolff, Recent Trends in the Size Distribution of Household Wealth.
10. Lee Rainwater and Timothy M. Smeeding, Doing Poorly: The Real Income of American Children in Comparative Perspective.
11. Elliot Liebow, Day by Day: The Lives of Homeless Women.
12. Herbert J. Gans, The Underclass Label.
13. Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton, American Apartheid.
14. Marc Bendick, Jr., Charles W. Jackson, and Victor A. Reinoso, Measuring Employment Discrimination.
15. * Jeffrey Goldberg, The Color of Suspicion.
16. Ronald Takaki, Asian Americans: The Myth of the Model Minority.
17. * James Placek, The Tactics and Strategies of Men Who Batter.
18. Peggy Orenstein, Learning Silence.
19. * Lani Guinier, The Lessons of "Becoming Gentlemen."
Institutions in Crisis.
VI. THE FAMILY.
20. Lillian B. Rubin, Families on the Fault Line.
21. Sheila B. Kamerman and Alfred J. Kahn, Time for Parenting.
22. * Elijah Anderson, Decent and Street Families.
VII. THE ENVIRONMENT.
23. Barry Commoner, Why We Have Failed.
24. Robert D. Bullard, Environmental Racism.
25. Ross Gelbspan, The Heat Is On.
VIII. THE WORKPLACE.
26. Richard B. Freeman, How Labor Fares in Advanced Economies.
27. John E. Schwarz and Thomas J. Volgy, The Forgotten Americans.
28. William Julius Wilson, The Political Economy and Urban Racial Tensions.
IX. HEALTH AND WELFARE.
29. Steven A. Schroeder, M.D., The Medically Uninsured: Will They Always Be with Us?
30. * Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong, Universal Health Care: What the U.S. Can Learn from the Canadian Experience.
31. * Laurie Garrett, The Return of Infectious Disease.
32. Rosemary L. Bray, So How Did I Get Here? Growing up on Welfare.
X. THE SCHOOLS.
33. Jonathan Kozol, Life on the Mississippi: East St. Louis, Missouri.
34. David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle, The Myth of Public School Costs.
35. Peter Schrag, The Great School Sell-Off.
36. * Consumer Reports, Reading, Writing, and Buying?
XI. CRIME AND JUSTICE.
37. * Elliott Currie, The Myth of Leniency.
38. Jerome H. Skolnick and John J. Dilullo, "Three Strikes and You're Out": A Debate.
39. Marc Mauer and Tracy Huling, Young Black Americans and the Criminal Justice System.
40. Philippe Bourgois, Workaday World, Crack Economy.
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