Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

Editors: Chapman, Roger and Ciment, James
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-7656-8302-1
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 96
Book Status: Available
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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarization that has characterized American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Second Edition: Culture Wars Revisited
  • Introduction to the First Edition: Culture Wars in America—Rhetoric and Reality
  • A-Z Entries
  • A
  • Abortion
  • Abu Ghraib and Gitmo
  • Academic Bill of Rights
  • Academic Freedom
  • ACORN
  • Adelson, Sheldon
  • Adler, Mortimer J.
  • Affirmative Action
  • Afghanistan War
  • Afrocentrism
  • Age Discrimination
  • Agnew, Spiro T.
  • AIDS
  • Alexander, Jane
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • American Century
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Religion
  • American Exceptionalism
  • American Indian Movement
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Androgyny
  • Angelou, Maya
  • Animal Rights
  • Anti-Intellectualism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Arnold, Ron
  • Arrow, Tre
  • Aryan Nations
  • Atheism
  • Atwater, Lee
  • Automobile Safety
  • B
  • Bachmann, Michele
  • Baez, Joan
  • Bailouts, Government
  • Bankruptcy Reform
  • Barbie Doll
  • Barton, David
  • Battle of Seattle
  • Beauty Pageants
  • Beck, Glenn
  • Behe, Michael J.
  • Bell Curve, The (1994)
  • Bennett, William J.
  • Biafra, Jello
  • Biotech Revolution
  • Birth Control
  • Birther Movement
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black Radical Congress
  • Blackface
  • Blogs and Blogosphere
  • Bloomberg, Michael
  • Bob Jones University
  • Boehner, John
  • Bono
  • Book Banning
  • Border Security
  • Bork, Robert
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Bradley, Bill
  • Breitbart, Andrew
  • Brock, David
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Brown, Helen Gurley
  • Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  • Bryant, Anita
  • Buchanan, Pat
  • Buckley, William F., Jr.
  • Budenz, Louis F.
  • Budget Deficit, Federal
  • Buffett, Warren
  • Bullard, Robert D.
  • Bunche, Ralph
  • Bush Family
  • Busing, School
  • Byrd, Robert C.
  • C
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Campolo, Anthony “Tony”
  • Canada
  • Capital Punishment
  • Carson, Rachel
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Catholic Church
  • Censorship
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Chambers, Whittaker
  • Charter Schools
  • Chávez, César
  • Cheney Family
  • Chicago Seven
  • Chick, Jack
  • China
  • Chisholm, Shirley
  • Chomsky, Noam
  • Christian Coalition
  • Christian Radio
  • Christian Reconstructionism
  • Christmas
  • Church and State
  • Churchill, Ward
  • Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Climate Change
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham
  • Clinton Impeachment
  • Colbert, Stephen
  • Cold War
  • College Tuition and Student Debt
  • Colson, Chuck
  • Columbus Day
  • Comic Books
  • Comic Strips
  • Commager, Henry Steele
  • Common Cause
  • Commoner, Barry
  • Communists and Communism
  • Comparable Worth
  • Compassionate Conservatism
  • Confederate Flag
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Contemporary Christian Music
  • Contract with America
  • Corporate Scandals
  • Corporate Welfare
  • Coulter, Ann
  • Counterculture
  • Country Music
  • Creationism and Intelligent Design
  • Cronkite, Walter
  • Cuba
  • Culture Jamming
  • D
  • Dean, Howard
  • Dean, James
  • Dean, John
  • Debt, Federal
  • Deconstructionism
  • DeLay, Tom
  • Deloria, Vine, Jr.
  • Demjanjuk, John
  • Democratic Party
  • Diversity Training
  • Dobson, James
  • Donahue, Phil
  • Douglas, William O.
  • Dr. Phil
  • Drilling, Oil and Gas
  • Drudge Report
  • Drug Testing
  • D'Souza, Dinesh
  • Du Bois, W.E.B.
  • Dukakis, Michael
  • Duke, David
  • Dworkin, Andrea
  • Dylan, Bob
  • E
  • Earmarks
  • Earth Day
  • Ecoterrorism
  • Education Reform
  • Ehrenreich, Barbara
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Election of 2000
  • Election of 2008
  • Election of 2012
  • Endangered Species Act
  • English as the Official Language
  • Enola Gay Exhibit
  • Environmental Movement
  • Equal Rights Amendment
  • Evangelicalism
  • Executive Compensation
  • F
  • Factory Farms
  • Faith-Based Programs
  • Falwell, Jerry
  • Family Values
  • Farrakhan, Louis
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Reserve
  • Felt, W. Mark
  • Feminism, Second-Wave
  • Feminism, Third-Wave
  • Ferraro, Geraldine
  • Flag Desecration
  • Fleiss, Heidi
  • Flynt, Larry
  • Focus on the Family
  • Fonda, Jane
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Ford, Gerald
  • Foreman, Dave
  • Forests, Parklands, and Federal Wilderness
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Founding Fathers
  • Fox News
  • France
  • Frank, Barney
  • Franken, Al
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Friedan, Betty
  • Friedman, Milton
  • Fundamentalism, Religious
  • Fur
  • G
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • Gangs
  • Gay Capital
  • Gay Rights Movement
  • Gays in Popular Culture
  • Gays in the Military
  • Gender-Inclusive Language
  • Generations and Generational Conflict
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Gibson, Mel
  • Giffords (Gabrielle) Shooting
  • Gilmore, Gary
  • Gingrich, Newt
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Globalization
  • Goetz, Bernhard
  • Goldwater, Barry
  • González, Elián
  • Gore, Al
  • Graffiti
  • Graham, Billy
  • Great Books
  • Great Society
  • Ground Zero Mosque
  • Guardian Angels
  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • Gun Control
  • Guthrie, Woody, and Arlo Guthrie
  • H
  • Hackers and Hacktivists
  • Haley, Alex
  • Hall, Gus
  • Hannity, Sean
  • Hargis, Billy
  • Harrington, Michael
  • Hart, Gary
  • Harvey, Paul
  • Hate Crimes
  • Hauerwas, Stanley
  • Hay, Harry
  • Hayden, Tom
  • Health Care
  • Heavy Metal
  • Hefner, Hugh
  • Heller, Joseph
  • Helms, Jesse
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Hightower, Jim
  • Hill, Anita
  • Hill, Julia “Butterfly”
  • Hillsdale College
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hiss, Alger
  • Hoffman, Abbie
  • Hollywood Ten
  • Holocaust
  • Homeschooling
  • hooks, bell
  • Hoover, J. Edgar
  • Horowitz, David
  • Horton, Willie
  • Huffington, Arianna
  • Human Rights
  • Humphrey, Hubert H.
  • Hunter, James Davison
  • Huntington, Samuel P.
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Hutchins, Robert M.
  • I
  • Illegal Immigrants
  • Immigration Policy
  • Indian Casinos
  • Indian Sport Mascots
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
  • Internet
  • Iran, Relations with
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • Iraq War
  • Irvine, Reed
  • Israel
  • J
  • Jackson, Jesse
  • Jackson, Michael
  • Japan
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jesus People Movement
  • John Birch Society
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Jorgensen, Christine
  • Judicial Wars
  • K
  • Kennedy Family
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Kerry, John
  • Kevorkian, Jack
  • Keyes, Alan
  • King, Billie Jean
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • King, Rodney
  • Kinsey, Alfred
  • Klein, Naomi
  • Koch, Charles G., and David H. Koch
  • Koop, C. Everett
  • Kristol, Irving, and Bill Kristol
  • Krugman, Paul
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Kushner, Tony
  • Kwanzaa
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • L
  • La Follette, Robert, Jr.
  • La Raza Unida
  • Labor Unions
  • Lady Gaga
  • LaHaye, Tim, and Beverly LaHaye
  • Lapin, Daniel
  • LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.
  • Lear, Norman
  • Leary, Timothy
  • Lee, Spike
  • LeMay, Curtis
  • Leopold, Aldo
  • Lesbians
  • Lewis, Bernard
  • Liddy, G. Gordon
  • Limbaugh, Rush
  • Literature, Film, and Drama
  • Lott, Trent
  • Love Canal
  • Loving, Richard, and Mildred Loving
  • Lynching
  • M
  • MacKinnon, Catharine
  • Maddow, Rachel
  • Madoff (Bernard) Scandal
  • Madonna
  • Mailer, Norman
  • Malcolm X
  • Manson, Marilyn
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Marriage Names
  • Marxism
  • McCain, John
  • McCarthy, Eugene
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • McCarthyism
  • McCloskey, Deirdre
  • McGovern, George
  • McIntire, Carl
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • McVeigh, Timothy
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Media Bias
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Medved, Michael
  • Men's Movement
  • Mexico
  • Microsoft
  • Migrant Labor
  • Militia Movement
  • Milk, Harvey
  • Millett, Kate
  • Million Man March
  • Miranda Rights
  • Mondale, Walter
  • Montana Freemen
  • Moore, Michael
  • Moore, Roy S.
  • Moral Majority
  • Morgan, Robin
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Moynihan, Daniel Patrick
  • Ms.
  • MSNBC
  • Multicultural Conservatism
  • Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies
  • Mumford, Lewis
  • Murdoch, Rupert
  • Murrow, Edward R.
  • Muslim Americans
  • My Lai Massacre
  • N
  • Nader, Ralph
  • Nation, The
  • Nation of Islam
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Organization for Women
  • National Public Radio
  • National Review
  • National Rifle Association
  • Nelson, Willie
  • Neoconservatism
  • Neoliberalism
  • New Age Movement
  • New Deal
  • New Journalism
  • New Left
  • New York Times, The
  • Niebuhr, Reinhold
  • Nixon, Richard
  • Norquist, Grover
  • North, Oliver
  • Not Dead Yet
  • Nuclear Age
  • Nugent, Ted
  • O
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obesity Epidemic
  • Occupational Safety
  • Occupy Movement
  • O'Connor, Sandra Day
  • O'Hair, Madalyn Murray
  • Operation Rescue
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • O'Reilly, Bill
  • Outing
  • P
  • Packwood, Bob
  • Paglia, Camille
  • Palin, Sarah
  • Parks, Rosa
  • Paul, Ron, and Rand Paul
  • Pelosi, Nancy
  • Penn, Sean
  • Pensions, Public
  • Perot, H. Ross
  • Phelps, Fred
  • Philadelphia, Mississippi
  • Pipes, Richard, and Daniel Pipes
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Podhoretz, Norman
  • Police Abuse
  • Political Correctness
  • Pornography
  • Postmodernism
  • Premillennial Dispensationalism
  • Presidential Pardons
  • Prison Reform
  • Privacy Rights
  • Privatization
  • Progressive Christians Uniting
  • Promise Keepers
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • Punk Rock
  • Q
  • Quayle, Dan
  • R
  • Race
  • Racial Profiling
  • Rand, Ayn
  • Rap Music
  • Rather, Dan
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Recession of 2007–2009
  • Record Warning Labels
  • Red and Blue States
  • Redford, Robert
  • Redneck
  • Reed, Ralph
  • Rehnquist, William H.
  • Relativism, Moral
  • Religious Right
  • Reparations, Japanese Internment
  • Republican Party
  • Revisionist History
  • Right to Counsel
  • Right to Die
  • Robertson, Pat
  • Rock and Roll
  • Rockwell, George Lincoln
  • Rockwell, Norman
  • Rodman, Dennis
  • Roe v. Wade (1973)
  • Romney, Mitt
  • Rosenberg, Julius, and Ethel Rosenberg
  • Rove, Karl
  • Ruby Ridge Incident
  • Rudolph, Eric
  • Rusher, William A.
  • Ryan, George
  • Ryan, Paul
  • S
  • Said, Edward
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Sanders, Bernie
  • Santorum, Rick
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Schaeffer, Francis
  • Schiavo, Terri
  • Schlafly, Phyllis
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.
  • School of the Americas
  • School Prayer
  • School Shootings
  • School Vouchers
  • Schwarzenegger, Arnold
  • Science Wars
  • Secular Humanism
  • Seeger, Pete
  • September 11
  • September 11 Memorial
  • Serrano, Andres
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Revolution
  • Sharia
  • Sharpton, Al
  • Sheen, Fulton J.
  • Shelley, Martha
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Shock Jocks
  • Sider, Ron
  • Silent Majority
  • Simpson (O.J.) Trial
  • Simpsons, The
  • Smoking in Public
  • Socarides, Charles
  • Social Media
  • Social Security
  • Sodomy Laws
  • Sokal Affair
  • Soros, George
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Soviet Union and Russia
  • Sowell, Thomas
  • Speech Codes
  • Spock, Benjamin
  • Springsteen, Bruce
  • Stand Your Ground Laws
  • Starr, Kenneth
  • Stay-at-Home Mothers
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinem, Gloria
  • Stem-Cell Research
  • Stern, Howard
  • Stewart, Jon
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Stonewall Rebellion
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Strauss, Leo
  • Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
  • Student Conservatives
  • Students for a Democratic Society
  • Summers, Lawrence
  • Super PACs
  • Supply-Side Economics
  • Supreme Court, U.S.
  • Sustainable Development
  • Symbionese Liberation Army
  • T
  • Taft, Robert A.
  • Talk Radio
  • Tax Reform
  • Tea Party
  • Tebow, Tim
  • Televangelism
  • Teller, Edward
  • Ten Commandments
  • Terkel, Studs
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Think Tanks
  • Third Parties
  • Thomas, Clarence, and Virginia Lamp Thomas
  • Thompson, Hunter S.
  • Three Mile Island Accident
  • Thurmond, Strom
  • Till, Emmett
  • Tobacco Settlements
  • Tort Reform
  • Transgender Movement
  • Truman, Harry S.
  • Turner, Ted
  • Twenty-Second Amendment
  • U
  • Unabomber
  • United Nations
  • USA PATRIOT Act
  • V
  • Vaccination
  • Ventura, Jesse
  • Victimhood
  • Vidal, Gore
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Vietnam War
  • Vigilantism
  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Voter Fraud and Voter ID Laws
  • Voting Rights Act
  • W
  • Waco Siege
  • Wall Street Journal, The
  • Wallace, George
  • Wallis, Jim
  • Walmart
  • Walt Disney Company
  • War on Drugs
  • War on Poverty
  • War Powers Act
  • War Protesters
  • War Toys
  • Warhol, Andy
  • Warren, Earl
  • Warren, Rick
  • Washington Times, The
  • Watergate
  • Watt, James
  • Watts and Los Angeles Riots, 1965 and 1992
  • Wayne, John
  • Wealth Gap
  • Weekly Standard, The
  • Welfare Reform
  • Wellstone, Paul
  • West, Allen
  • West, Cornel
  • Weyrich, Paul M.
  • Whistleblowers
  • White, Reggie
  • White Supremacists
  • WikiLeaks
  • Wildmon, Donald
  • Will, George
  • Williams, William Appleman
  • Wilson, Edmund
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Wolf, Naomi
  • Wolfe, Tom
  • Women in the Military
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodward, Bob
  • World
  • World Council of Churches
  • World War II Memorial
  • Wounded Knee Incident
  • Y
  • Young, Neil
  • Z
  • Zappa, Frank
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Zinn, Howard
  • Primary Documents
  • Abortion
  • Academic Freedom
  • Affirmative Action
  • Afghanistan War
  • Birther Movement
  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Capital Punishment
  • Church and State
  • Climate Change
  • College Tuition and Student Debt
  • Corporate Scandals
  • Corporate Welfare
  • Creationism and Intelligent Design
  • Debt, Federal
  • Drilling, Oil and Gas
  • Election of 2012
  • Gays in the Military
  • Gun Control
  • Health Care
  • Illegal Immigrants
  • Iran, Relations with
  • Iraq War
  • Labor Unions
  • Media Bias
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Muslim Americans
  • Obesity Epidemic
  • Occupy Movement
  • Pensions, Public
  • Pornography
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • Racial Profiling
  • Recession of 2007–2009
  • Right to Die
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Social Security
  • Stem-Cell Research
  • Supreme Court, U.S.
  • Vietnam War
  • Voter Fraud and Voter ID Laws
  • WikiLeaks
  • Women in the Military