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Crisis in American Institutions,9780321047007

Crisis in American Institutions

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Edition:
11th
ISBN13:

9780321047007

ISBN10:
0321047001
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

Crisis in American Institutions provides students with 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 students 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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Approaches to Social Problems 1(16)
SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS
PART ONE Corporate Power 17(46)
Getting Corporations off the Public Dole
21(7)
Janice Shields
Smoke Screen
28(9)
Philip J. Hilts
The Selling of Olestra
37(15)
Marion Nestle
The Shame of Our Nursing Homes
52(11)
Eric Bates
PART TWO Economic Crisis 63(42)
Losing Out to Mexico
65(7)
Donald L. Barlett
James B. Steele
Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
72(12)
Barbara Ehrenreich
The Company as Family, No More
84(10)
N.R. Kleinfield
The Limits of Markets
94(11)
Robert Kuttner
PART THREE Inequality 105(42)
Recent Trends in the Size Distribution of Household Wealth
107(11)
Edward N. Wolff
Doing Poorly: The Real Income of American Children in a Comparative perspective
118(8)
Lee Rainwater
Timothy M. Smeeding
Day by Day: The Lives of Homeless Women
126(9)
Elliot Liebow
The Underclass Label
135(12)
Herbert J. Gans
PART FOUR Racism 147(46)
American Apartheid
151(6)
Douglas S. Massey
Nancy A. Denton
Measuring Employment Discrimination
157(12)
Marc Bendick Jr.
Charles W. Jackson
Victor A. Reinoso
The Color of Suspicion
169(16)
Jeffrey Goldberg
Asian Americans: The Myth of the Model Minority
185(8)
Ronald Takaki
PART FIVE Sexism 193(42)
The Tactics and Strategies of Men Who Batter
195(15)
James Ptacek
Learning Silence
210(8)
Peggy Orenstein
Lessons and Challenges of Becoming Gentlemen
218(17)
Lani Guinier
INSTITUTIONS IN CRISIS
PART SIX The Family 235(26)
Families on the Fault Line
237(7)
Lillian B. Rubin
Time for Parenting
244(8)
Sheila B. Kamerman
Alfred J. Kahn
Decent and Street Families
252(9)
Elijah Anderson
PART SEVEN The Environment 261(22)
Why We Have Failed
263(4)
Barry Commoner
Environmental Racism
267(8)
Robert D. Bullard
The Heat Is On
275(8)
Ross Gelbspan
PART EIGHT The Workplace 283(34)
How Labor Fares in Advanced Economies
285(8)
Richard B. Freeman
The Forgotten Americans
293(8)
John E. Schwarz
Thomas J. Volgy
The Political Economy and Urban Racial Tensions
301(16)
William Julius Wilson
PART NINE Health and Welfare 317(40)
The Medically Uninsured: Will They Always Be With Us?
321(7)
Steven A. Schroeder
Universal Health Care: What the United States Can Learn from the Canadian Experience
328(12)
Pat Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong
Claudia Fegan
The Return of Infectious Disease
340(8)
Laurie Garrett
So How Did I Get Here? Growing Up on Welfare
348(9)
Rosemary L. Bray
PART TEN The Schools 357(30)
Life on the Mississippi: East St. Louis, Illinois
359(8)
Jonathan Kozol
The Myth of Public School Costs
367(6)
David C. Berliner
Bruce J. Biddle
The Great School Sell-Off
373(9)
Peter Schrag
Reading, Writing, and...Buying?
382(5)
Consumer Reports
PART ELEVEN Crime and Justice 387
The Myth of Leniency
389
Elliott Currie
Wild Pitch: ``Three Strikes, You're Out'' and Other Bad Calls on Crime
399
Jerome H. Skolnick
John J. Dilulio Jr.
Young Black Americans and the Criminal Justice System
417
Marc Mauer
Tracy Huling
Workaday World, Crack Economy
425
Philippe Bourgois


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