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Social problems : selections from CQ researcher.

Contributor(s): Congressional Quarterly, inc.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE/Pine Forge, c2010Description: xviii, 391 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781412978620 (pbk.); 1412978629 (pbk.).Uniform titles: CQ researcher. Subject(s): United States -- Social policy -- 1993- | United States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009 | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | Economic history | Political science | Social policy | United States | Since 1993DDC classification: 361.0973
Contents:
Annotated contents -- Preface -- Contributors -- Bases of inequality -- Social class and poverty -- 1: Global Food Crisis: What's Causing The Rising Prices? -- Can enough food be sustainably produced to feed the global population? -- Do U S farm and trade policies harm poor people in developing countries? -- Do U S food aid policies harm people in developing countries? -- Background: Food riots and famine -- Increasing the harvest -- Subsidies and trade -- Current Situation: Price spike -- Farm bill -- Outlook: Environmental concerns -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Race and ethnicity -- 2: Affirmative Action: Is It Time To End Racial Preferences? -- Has affirmative action outlived its usefulness? -- Does race-based affirmative action still face powerful public opposition? -- Has affirmative action diverted attention from the poor quality of K-12 education in low-income communities? -- Background: Righting wrongs -- Reversing course -- Mending it -- Current Situation: Formal equality -- Over their heads? -- Outlook: End of the line? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Gender -- 3: Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly In The Workplace? -- Is discrimination a major cause of the wage gap? -- Are new laws needed to close the gender pay gap? -- Is equity possible after the Supreme Court's Ledbetter ruling? -- Background: Early wage gap -- Equal-pay initiatives -- Key court rulings -- Measuring progress -- Current Situation: Prospects in congress -- State action -- Outlook: Pressure for change -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Sexual orientation -- 4: Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will Voters Bar Marriage For Same-Sex Couples? -- Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry? -- Should state constitutions prohibit marriage for same-sex couples? -- Should states recognize same-sex marriages from other states? -- Background: Coming out -- Debating marriage -- California showdown -- Current Situation: Gay marriage ban trailing -- Marriage cases waiting -- Outlook: It's about marriage -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Age and aging -- 5: Aging Baby Boomers: Will The 'Youth Generation' Redefine Old Age? -- Can boomers afford to retire? -- Will boomers bankrupt America? -- Will boomers change the nature of aging? -- Background: Fertility splurge -- Boomer culture -- From me to yuppies -- Boomer critiques -- Current Situation: Entitlement bills -- Fiscal cancer -- Sandwich generation -- Outlook: Late boomers -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Our social institutions -- Families --
6: Future Of Marriage: Is Traditional Matrimony Going Out Of Style? -- Is the future bleak for traditional marriage? -- Would President Bush's initiative to promote marriage improve poor people's lives? -- Should the Constitution be amended to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman? -- Background: Origins of marriage -- Sweeping changes -- New world flexibility -- Shifting views -- Current Situation: Gay-marriage push -- Impact of marriage -- Outlook: Privatizing marriage -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Education -- 7: Student Aid: Will Many Low-Income Students Be Left Out? -- Has the right balance been struck between merit-based and need-based aid? -- Has the right balance been struck between grants and loans? -- Do private lenders deliver good value for taxpayers and students? -- Background: Gradual beginnings -- Expanding access -- Borrowers and lenders -- Lenders fight back -- Current Situation: In Congress -- Loan scandals -- Outlook: Generation debt -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Work and the economy -- 8: Public-Works Projects: Do They Stimulate The Economy More Than Tax Cuts? -- Will federal spending on public works create jobs? -- Does infrastructure construction strengthen the economy? -- Is the Democratic public-works spending plan too big? -- Background: Great Depression -- Stimulus at Cooperstown -- New Deal economics -- World War and beyond -- Current Situation: Republicans balk -- Passing the stimulus -- Outlook: Recovery time -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Health and medicine -- 9: Universal Coverage: Will All Americans Finally Get Health Insurance? -- Can America afford universal health coverage? -- Should Americans depend on states to expand coverage? -- Should individuals be required to buy health insurance? -- Background: America vs Europe -- Sickness insurance -- Workplace plans -- Coverage declines -- Clinton plan -- Current Situation: Interest grows -- State steps -- Outlook: Health politics -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Media -- 10: Television's Future : Will TV Remain The Dominant Mass Medium? -- Will the Internet kill television? -- Will television remain a viable medium for advertisers? -- Are scripted TV shows obsolete? -- Background: Early TV -- Cable and video -- Regulating competition -- Current Situation: Policy debates -- All-you-can-eat TV -- Outlook: Shifting landscape -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Our social and physical worlds -- Alcohol and drug abuse --
11: Drinking On Campus: Have Efforts To Reduce Alcohol Abuse Failed? -- Do social norming and online tools convince students to drink more responsibly? -- Should colleges ban or restrict alcohol on campus? -- Should colleges restrict alcohol advertising and marketing to students? -- Background: Temperance and prohibition -- Minimum drinking age -- Responsible drinking -- Current Situation: Greek scene -- State actions -- Outlook: Student support? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Crime and criminal justice -- 12: Juvenile Justice: Are Sentencing Policies Too Harsh? -- Should states roll back their tough juvenile crime laws? -- Did tough laws lower crime rates? -- Does the prospect of facing the adult court system deter juveniles from crime? -- Background -- Separate system -- New standards -- Toughening up -- Studying the fallout -- Current Situation: State campaigns -- Conflict in Washington -- Outlook: Watching the trends -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Cities and suburbs -- 13: Rebuilding New Orleans: Should Flood-Prone Areas Be Redeveloped? -- Should some neighborhoods not be rebuilt? -- Should the levee system be upgraded to guard against a category 5 storm? -- Should the nation pay for New Orleans to be rebuilt? -- Background: Island City -- Dynamiting the levee -- New expansion -- Hurricanes and floods -- Waiting for the big one -- Current Situation: Redevelopment plans -- Port bounces back -- Politics and legislation -- Outlook: Pessimism and paralysis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Environment -- 14: Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do We Know Enough About Chemical Risks? -- Do we know enough about chemical risks? -- Are we commercializing nanotechnologies too quickly? -- Would stricter regulations hurt manufacturers and consumers? -- Background: Reactive regulation -- New Guardians -- Business pushes back -- New worries -- Current Situation: FDA and BPA -- Activist Congress -- Making exceptions -- Obama administration -- Outlook: Green chemistry -- Notes -- Bibliography -- War and terrorism --
15: Cost Of The Iraq War: Are Economic Woes A Casualty Of Unexpectedly High Costs? -- Are war costs contributing to the current economic downturn? -- Did the Bush administration low-ball projections of war costs? -- Is the Iraq war worth the expense? -- Background: Paying for war -- Korea and Vietnam -- Desert Storm -- Estimates and reality -- Current Situation: Iraq in politics -- Funding fight -- Outlook: Continued presence -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Individual action and social change -- Social problems and social action -- 16: Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver The Change He Promises? -- Is President Obama on the right track in fixing the U S economy? -- Is President Obama on the right track in Iraq and Afghanistan? -- Is President Obama on the right track in winning support for his programs in Congress? -- Background: A mutt, like me -- Red, blue, and purple -- Yes, we can -- Team of centrists? -- Current Situation: Moving quickly -- Working with Congress -- Outlook: Peril and promise -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Summary: From the Publisher: Social Problems is now available through CourseSmart. Request an online exam copy today. Global Food Crisis: What's causing the rising prices? Affirmative Action: Is it time to end racial preferences? Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do we know enough about chemical risks? These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Social Problems. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again! In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question; A detailed chronology of key dates and events; An annotated bibliography and Web resources; Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years; Photos, charts, graphs, and maps.
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Annotated contents -- Preface -- Contributors -- Bases of inequality -- Social class and poverty -- 1: Global Food Crisis: What's Causing The Rising Prices? -- Can enough food be sustainably produced to feed the global population? -- Do U S farm and trade policies harm poor people in developing countries? -- Do U S food aid policies harm people in developing countries? -- Background: Food riots and famine -- Increasing the harvest -- Subsidies and trade -- Current Situation: Price spike -- Farm bill -- Outlook: Environmental concerns -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Race and ethnicity -- 2: Affirmative Action: Is It Time To End Racial Preferences? -- Has affirmative action outlived its usefulness? -- Does race-based affirmative action still face powerful public opposition? -- Has affirmative action diverted attention from the poor quality of K-12 education in low-income communities? -- Background: Righting wrongs -- Reversing course -- Mending it -- Current Situation: Formal equality -- Over their heads? -- Outlook: End of the line? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Gender -- 3: Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly In The Workplace? -- Is discrimination a major cause of the wage gap? -- Are new laws needed to close the gender pay gap? -- Is equity possible after the Supreme Court's Ledbetter ruling? -- Background: Early wage gap -- Equal-pay initiatives -- Key court rulings -- Measuring progress -- Current Situation: Prospects in congress -- State action -- Outlook: Pressure for change -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Sexual orientation -- 4: Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will Voters Bar Marriage For Same-Sex Couples? -- Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry? -- Should state constitutions prohibit marriage for same-sex couples? -- Should states recognize same-sex marriages from other states? -- Background: Coming out -- Debating marriage -- California showdown -- Current Situation: Gay marriage ban trailing -- Marriage cases waiting -- Outlook: It's about marriage -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Age and aging -- 5: Aging Baby Boomers: Will The 'Youth Generation' Redefine Old Age? -- Can boomers afford to retire? -- Will boomers bankrupt America? -- Will boomers change the nature of aging? -- Background: Fertility splurge -- Boomer culture -- From me to yuppies -- Boomer critiques -- Current Situation: Entitlement bills -- Fiscal cancer -- Sandwich generation -- Outlook: Late boomers -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Our social institutions -- Families --

6: Future Of Marriage: Is Traditional Matrimony Going Out Of Style? -- Is the future bleak for traditional marriage? -- Would President Bush's initiative to promote marriage improve poor people's lives? -- Should the Constitution be amended to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman? -- Background: Origins of marriage -- Sweeping changes -- New world flexibility -- Shifting views -- Current Situation: Gay-marriage push -- Impact of marriage -- Outlook: Privatizing marriage -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Education -- 7: Student Aid: Will Many Low-Income Students Be Left Out? -- Has the right balance been struck between merit-based and need-based aid? -- Has the right balance been struck between grants and loans? -- Do private lenders deliver good value for taxpayers and students? -- Background: Gradual beginnings -- Expanding access -- Borrowers and lenders -- Lenders fight back -- Current Situation: In Congress -- Loan scandals -- Outlook: Generation debt -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Work and the economy -- 8: Public-Works Projects: Do They Stimulate The Economy More Than Tax Cuts? -- Will federal spending on public works create jobs? -- Does infrastructure construction strengthen the economy? -- Is the Democratic public-works spending plan too big? -- Background: Great Depression -- Stimulus at Cooperstown -- New Deal economics -- World War and beyond -- Current Situation: Republicans balk -- Passing the stimulus -- Outlook: Recovery time -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Health and medicine -- 9: Universal Coverage: Will All Americans Finally Get Health Insurance? -- Can America afford universal health coverage? -- Should Americans depend on states to expand coverage? -- Should individuals be required to buy health insurance? -- Background: America vs Europe -- Sickness insurance -- Workplace plans -- Coverage declines -- Clinton plan -- Current Situation: Interest grows -- State steps -- Outlook: Health politics -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Media -- 10: Television's Future : Will TV Remain The Dominant Mass Medium? -- Will the Internet kill television? -- Will television remain a viable medium for advertisers? -- Are scripted TV shows obsolete? -- Background: Early TV -- Cable and video -- Regulating competition -- Current Situation: Policy debates -- All-you-can-eat TV -- Outlook: Shifting landscape -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Our social and physical worlds -- Alcohol and drug abuse --

11: Drinking On Campus: Have Efforts To Reduce Alcohol Abuse Failed? -- Do social norming and online tools convince students to drink more responsibly? -- Should colleges ban or restrict alcohol on campus? -- Should colleges restrict alcohol advertising and marketing to students? -- Background: Temperance and prohibition -- Minimum drinking age -- Responsible drinking -- Current Situation: Greek scene -- State actions -- Outlook: Student support? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Crime and criminal justice -- 12: Juvenile Justice: Are Sentencing Policies Too Harsh? -- Should states roll back their tough juvenile crime laws? -- Did tough laws lower crime rates? -- Does the prospect of facing the adult court system deter juveniles from crime? -- Background -- Separate system -- New standards -- Toughening up -- Studying the fallout -- Current Situation: State campaigns -- Conflict in Washington -- Outlook: Watching the trends -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Cities and suburbs -- 13: Rebuilding New Orleans: Should Flood-Prone Areas Be Redeveloped? -- Should some neighborhoods not be rebuilt? -- Should the levee system be upgraded to guard against a category 5 storm? -- Should the nation pay for New Orleans to be rebuilt? -- Background: Island City -- Dynamiting the levee -- New expansion -- Hurricanes and floods -- Waiting for the big one -- Current Situation: Redevelopment plans -- Port bounces back -- Politics and legislation -- Outlook: Pessimism and paralysis -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Environment -- 14: Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do We Know Enough About Chemical Risks? -- Do we know enough about chemical risks? -- Are we commercializing nanotechnologies too quickly? -- Would stricter regulations hurt manufacturers and consumers? -- Background: Reactive regulation -- New Guardians -- Business pushes back -- New worries -- Current Situation: FDA and BPA -- Activist Congress -- Making exceptions -- Obama administration -- Outlook: Green chemistry -- Notes -- Bibliography -- War and terrorism --

15: Cost Of The Iraq War: Are Economic Woes A Casualty Of Unexpectedly High Costs? -- Are war costs contributing to the current economic downturn? -- Did the Bush administration low-ball projections of war costs? -- Is the Iraq war worth the expense? -- Background: Paying for war -- Korea and Vietnam -- Desert Storm -- Estimates and reality -- Current Situation: Iraq in politics -- Funding fight -- Outlook: Continued presence -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Individual action and social change -- Social problems and social action -- 16: Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver The Change He Promises? -- Is President Obama on the right track in fixing the U S economy? -- Is President Obama on the right track in Iraq and Afghanistan? -- Is President Obama on the right track in winning support for his programs in Congress? -- Background: A mutt, like me -- Red, blue, and purple -- Yes, we can -- Team of centrists? -- Current Situation: Moving quickly -- Working with Congress -- Outlook: Peril and promise -- Notes -- Bibliography.

From the Publisher: Social Problems is now available through CourseSmart. Request an online exam copy today. Global Food Crisis: What's causing the rising prices? Affirmative Action: Is it time to end racial preferences? Regulating Toxic Chemicals: Do we know enough about chemical risks? These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Social Problems. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again! In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question; A detailed chronology of key dates and events; An annotated bibliography and Web resources; Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years; Photos, charts, graphs, and maps.

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