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Culture Wars: Opposing Viewpoints

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Presents opposing viewpoints on issues related to cultural diversity, American education, cultural values, and the decay of American culture.

Presents opposing viewpoints on issues related to cultural diversity, American education, cultural values, and the decay of American culture.

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Presents opposing viewpoints on issues related to cultural diversity, American education, cultural values, and the decay of American culture.

Presents opposing viewpoints on issues related to cultural diversity, American education, cultural values, and the decay of American culture.

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Gr 10 Up-This title looks at controversial issues in the areas of education and the arts. Organized in four chapters, the discussions address: ``What Cultural Influences Should the United States Perpetuate?'' ``Are Diverse Traditions Fairly Represented in American Education?'' ``Is American Culture Decadent?'' and ``Should Government Enforce Cultural Values?'' Within these broad questions, a variety of opinions are expressed in timely excerpts authored by some of the country's leading pundits, including Allan Bloom, Todd Gitlin, Mortimer Adler, Camille Paglia, Tipper Gore, and John Danforth. A listing of related periodical articles is appended to each section. The book concludes with questions for further discussion, names and addresses of relevant organizations, an annotated bibliography, and a detailed index. Because the essays are not written specifically for teens, the language and ideas are often challenging despite their brevity. This well-organized look at cultural issues will be invaluable to teachers and students alike.-Marilyn Makowski, Greenwood High School, SC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565101005
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years

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