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Crisis in American Institutions

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Edition:
13th
ISBN13:

9780205472154

ISBN10:
020547215X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

KEY BENEFIT:Crisis in American Institutionsprovides readers with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.The text contains a breadth of articles that encompasses a review of the best of contemporary writing on American social problems. New topics include: the erosion of retirement security, the rise in debt among young adullts, the limits of social mobility in the U.S., gender discrimination in the workplace, white privilege, global terrorism, police reform, racial disparities in the criminal justice system.For anyone interested in social problems, American society, or social work.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: Approaches to Social Problems 1(16)
SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS
PART ONE Corporate Power
17(34)
Take the Rich off Welfare
20(7)
Mark Zepezauer
Tax Cheats and Their Enablers
27(6)
Robert S. McIntyre
The Cost of Money
33(11)
Mark Green
Water for Profit
44(7)
John Luoma
PART TWO Economic Crisis
51(42)
Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
53(12)
Barbara Ehrenreich
Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans
65(10)
Tamara Draut
Javier Silva
Retirement's Unraveling Safety Net
75(7)
Dale Russakoff
The Limits of Markets
82(11)
Robert Kuttner
PART THREE Inequality
93(34)
Top Heavy
95(9)
Edward N. Wolff
Doing Poorly: The Real Income of American Children in a Comparative Perspective
104(8)
Lee Rainwater
Timothy M. Smeeding
Day by Day: The Lives of Homeless Women
112(9)
Elliot Liebow
As Rich-Poor Gap Widens in the U.S., Class Mobility Stalls
121(6)
David Wessel
PART FOUR Racism
127(28)
The Roots of White Advantage
130(12)
Michael K. Brown
Martin Carnoy
Elliott Currie
Troy Duster
David B. Oppenheimer
Marjorie M. Shultz
David Wellman
Schools and Prisons: Fifty Years after Brown v. Board of Education
136
At Many Colleges, the Rich Kids Get Affirmative Action
142(6)
Daniel Golden
Asian Americans: The Myth of the Model Minority
148(7)
Ronald Takaki
PART FIVE Sexism
155(40)
The Conundrum of the Glass Ceiling
158(7)
Selling Women Short
165(10)
Liza Featherstone
Learning Silence
175(8)
Peggy Orenstein
Domestica
183(12)
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
INSTITUTIONS IN CRISIS
PART SIX The Family
195(22)
Families on the Fault Line
197(7)
Lillian B. Rubin
More Than Welcome: Families Come First in Sweden
204(6)
Brittany Shahmehri
Decent and Street Families
210(7)
Elijah Anderson
PART SEVEN The Environment
217(26)
A World of Wounds
219(6)
James Gustave Speth
The Heat Is On
225(8)
Ross Gelbspan
Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor
233(10)
Steve Lerner
PART EIGHT Work and Welfare
243(44)
Importing the Third World
246(8)
David K. Shipler
The Political Economy and Urban Racial Tensions
254(12)
William Julius Wilson
The Underclass Label
266(12)
Herbert J. Gans
So How Did I Get Here? Growing Up on Welfare
278(9)
Rosemary L. Bray
PART NINE Health and Medical Care
287(46)
Sick Out of Luck: The Uninsured in America
290(7)
Susan Starr Sered
Rushika Fernandopulle
Universal Health Care: What the United States Can Learn from the Canadian Experience
297(12)
Pat Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong
Claudia Fegan
The Shame of Our Nursing Homes
309(11)
Eric Bates
Cater to the Children
320(13)
Gerald Markowitz
David Rosner
PART TEN The Schools
333(30)
In the Deep Heart's Core
335(8)
Michael Johnston
Class Conflict: The Rising Costs of College
343(7)
Ellen Mutari
Melaku Lakew
Reading, Writing, and . . . Buying?
350(5)
Hired Education
355(8)
Jennifer Washburn
PART ELEVEN Crime and Justice
363(46)
The Myth of Leniency
365(10)
Elliott Currie
Wild Pitch: ``Three Strikes, You're Out'' and Other Bad Calls on Crime
375(18)
Jerome H. Skolnick
Instant Replay: Three Strikes Was the Right Call
384(4)
John J. Dilulio Jr.
Jerome H. Skolnick Replies
388(5)
Jerome H. Skolnick
Workaday World, Crack Economy
393(8)
Philippe Bourgois
Unjust Rewards
401(8)
Ken Silverstein
PART TWELVE America in the World
409(2)
Five Wars We're Losing
411(10)
Moises Naim
Oil, Geography, and War
421(9)
Michael T. Klare
Blowback
430(10)
Chalmers Johnson
What to Do? A Global Strategy against Terrorism
440


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