Bridging the Gap: Examining Polarity in America by Diane Zabel, Nancy L. Herron

By Diane Zabel, Nancy L. Herron

Debatable social difficulties at the moment dealing with american citizens are addressed in those 12 astute bibliographic essays that synthesize the literature at the matters and description recommendations for finding additional info. some of the matters lined are media and pop culture; public coverage and executive; legislations and the management of the justice process; poverty, welfare, and unemployment; baby care and elder care; starvation and meals; homelessness; and kids and the altering American relatives. The essays offer considerate examinations of the problems, speak about attainable resolutions, and current lists of assets for extra examine. a necessary buy for school and college libraries, this paintings is additionally acceptable for top university libraries and medium to giant public libraries. it may be used as a supplementary textual content for sociology, social paintings, public coverage, family members reviews, schooling, and nursing classes that contain the research of up to date social concerns, and as a guide by way of practitioners i

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In a word, it is descriptive rather than prescriptive, a work whose sole purpose is to focus on social issues through creative works produced by thoughtful Americans in an attempt to clarify and magnify for closer scrutiny the ever-widening gulfs that divide and separate a diverse people. It is a book that strives to define several of the most pressing issues in twelve bibliographic essays that look to the realities of tough social problems facing American culture, issues that are increasingly vigorous in driving a wedge between generations, sexes, races, and ethnic groups.

6 percent from 1980 to 1990, to a record 78,997. 6 percent, to 414,690. 3 percent, to 2,065,839. 1 percent by fathers (Reeves & Reeves, 1993). Page 11 For all intents and purposes no model exists for the American family. Rather, many models are being created, representing many diverse styles and shapes. Fathers work while mothers keep house; mothers work while fathers keep house; fathers and mothers both work outside the home; there are single parents, second marriages bringing together people from unrelated backgrounds, childless couples, unmarried couples with and without children, and gay and lesbian parents.

Herron and Diane Zabel, editors.  17×25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  Zabel, Diane. 306'0973dc20 94-9792 CIP Page v This book is dedicated to all groups of Americans adversely affected by the polarity issues it defines. Page vii Contents Contributing Authors xiii Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv 1 Polarity 1 Roots of Polarity 2 Changing Demographics 3 Population Diversity 4 Immigration Trends 6 The Age Gap 9 Concentration of Wealth 10 Role Changes Within the Family 10 Technonationalism 11 Knowledge Needs 12 Multiculturalism Movement 14 Environments at Risk 14 Gender Issues 15 Gay and Lesbian Issues 18 The Arbiters of Polarity 19 References 21 Sources of Additional Information 26 Indexes/Databases 26 Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings 27 2 The Government's Role in "Bridging the Gap" 29 What Is Public or Social Policy?

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