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The American Culture Wars

Current Contests and Future Prospects
James L. Nolan, Jr., ed.

BUY Paper · 256 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9780813916972 · $25.00 · Oct 1996

Even though the majority of Americans hold moderate views on issues such as abortion, homosexual rights, funding for the arts and public broadcasting, and multicultural education, extremists tend to dominate public debate. James Davidson Hunter explained this polarization of American politics and political discourse and popularized the term culture wars in his best-selling book Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America.

The eleven contributors to The American Culture Wars analyse these and other heatedly contested issues. In addition, they examine new developments in the culture wars. Together the chapters of this book illuminate current cultural conflicts and offer clues as to where the next American culture wars may be waged.

About the Author(s): 

James L. Nolan Jr. is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Williams College.

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