Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide (Documentary and Reference Guides) (Hardcover)

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Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide places the most hotly debated issues in American society in historical context. With this book in hand, the reader can more effectively evaluate the potential social and political significance of these important conflicts.

Americans have never found it easy to reconcile their differences, even while sometimes achieving a remarkable unity of purpose. Although we pride ourselves on pluralism, we struggle to find common ground on our most essential principles. Since the 1980s, events covered in this volume have increased the questioning of traditional religious values, continuing immigration and globalization, the liberalization of social mores, and differing understandings of the nation's role in a post-Cold War world. Increased partisan conflict over these issues has dominated American domestic politics and policymaking. The primary source documents collected and analyzed here reflect all of these trends, while fairly representing the contending positions that shape our contemporary political reality.

About the Author


Glenn H. Utter is professor of political science and chair of the Department of Political Science at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780313350382
ISBN-10: 0313350388
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 395
Language: English
Series: Documentary and Reference Guides