By Roger Chapman
This really good encyclopedia teams a significantly wide selection of subject matters less than the overall rubric of “culture wars.” one of the greater than six hundred entries can be discovered insurance of the yankee Civil Liberties Union; Barbie doll; Coulter, Ann; Fur; Gangs; Hispanic americans; Moore, Michael; and Smoking in public. every one access comprises see additionally references and a bibliography. A “Topic Finder” is helping readers locate like articles less than unfastened groupings comparable to “Activists and Advocates,” “Ideologies and Movements,” and “Social and ethical Issues.” The individuals, almost all lecturers, show a infrequently bland, occasionally quirky, and customarily enticing kind of writing. Entries do a great activity of explaining why the themes they deal with are a part of the tradition wars, and plenty of lay out opposing viewpoints in addition to offering context and historical past. for instance, Drug checking out explains how the perform started and has grown and descriptions the arguments and techniques on each side. Longer entries, corresponding to Globalization, well-being care, and correct to die, provide valuable old summaries displaying how a number of debates have advanced. facts, very important complaints, and books and different files are pointed out through the entries, bolstering their authority and objectivity. tradition Wars makes for attention-grabbing interpreting and is usually recommended for collections in educational and massive public libraries.
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Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999. Sine, Thomas. Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America’s Culture Wars. B. Eerdmans, 1995. Sperling, John, Suzanne Helburn, Samuel George, John Morris, and Carl Hunt. The Great Divide: Retro vs. Metro America. Sausalito, CA: PoliPoint Press, 2004. Thomas, Cal, and Bob Beckel. Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America. New York: William Morrow, 2007. Wattenberg, Martin P. The Decline of American Political Parties, 1952–1996.
Culture Wars: Opposing Viewpoints. Farmington Hills, MA: Greenhaven Press, 2003. , ed. Cultural Wars in American Politics: Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997. Wolfe, Christopher, and Richard John Neuhaus. The Naked Public Square Reconsidered: Religion and Politics in the Twentyfirst Century. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2009. Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988.
Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto Press, 2007. Ac a d e m i c B i l l o f R i g h t s The Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR), according to advocate and conservative activist David Horowitz, is a document that calls for “true intellectual diversity” on college campuses and an end to “political indoctrination” in the classroom. From the perspective of Horowitz and others, American college campuses are beset by a pervasive liberal bias, with many professors refusing to present conservative perspectives objectively and in good faith.