'American Civilization is particularly good at covering the basics while including many important issues left out of most general scholarly texts on American society... it is an approachable text for introducing subjects, it isn't too long or comprehensive, and it is cheap, so students will buy it if told to do so.' Ijonathan Parker, Keele University 'I find this book excellent for current information about the US. It is particularly useful for the society course, in which we deal with present US society and culture and current issues.' IFelicity Hand, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain 'I particularly like the historical outlines, focus on key institutions, focus on the historically explained diversity of the American population and integration of current issues. The book achieves a high degree of comprehensiveness.' IBrigitte Georgi-Findlay, Technische Universitaet Dresden, GermanyFrom the Publisher:
American Civilization introduces all the important aspects of contemporary America to students of English language and American studies. The themese surveyed include the people, settlement, immigration, women, minorities, political institutions, foreign policy, the legal system, economic and industrial institutions, social services, education, the media, religion and the arts, sports and leisure. Each chapter consists of one theme and is structured with descriptive material and illustrations, a section on attitudes of American people towards the theme and exercises and essays at the end to test comprehension. This third edition has been extensively revised and contains: * integration of the multicultural aspects of America * material on the South, and the African-American and Latino populations * integration of material on women throughout the text * an updated mass media chapter with more on I.T. , the internet and globalization * a chronology illustrating the major events in all topics covered * a combined chapter on the state, local government and the political system * full coverage of the 'frontier' concept * more material on attitudes to the death penalty, gun control etc * completely updated illustration.
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