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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Family and Personal Relationships

ISBN-10: 0078050383
ISBN-13: 9780078050381
Edition: 9th 2013
Authors: David Hall
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Description: Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and  More...

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List price: $57.33
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and anExploring the Issuesection featuringCritical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?,andAdditional Resources.Taking Sidesreaders also offer aTopic Guideand an annotated listing ofInternet Referencesfor further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Roger T. Amesis a professor of Chinese philosophy at the University of Hawai’i. He is also editor of the journalPhilosophy East & West. He is the author of several interpretive studies of classical Confucianism, includingThinking Through Confucius(with David L. Hall). His translation ofSun-tzu: The Art of Warfareis recognized as a landmark of contemporary Chinese military and philosophical studies and his translation ofThe Analects ofConfucius(with Henry Rosemont, Jr.) has become a popular classroom text. David L. Hallwas a professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso. His early research on A. N. Whitehead and American philosophy led him to rethink our understanding of both Daoism and classical Greek philosophy, and resulted in the publication ofThe Uncertain PhoenixandErosand Irony. In addition to the interpretive studies of classical Chinese philosophy, he continued to publish in American philosophy withRichard Rorty: Prophet and Poet of the New Pragmatism. From the Hardcover edition.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Parental Decision Making: Parents know Best… or do They?
Is It Beneficial if Adoptive Parents Adopt Only Within Their Own Racial/Ethnic Group?
YES: Tony Dokoupil, from "Raising Katie: What Adopting a White Girl Taught a Black Family About Race in the Obama Era," The Daily Beast (April 22, 2009)
NO: Ezra E. H. Griffith and Rachel L. Bergeron, from "Cultural Stereotypes Die Hard: The Case of Transracial Adoption," Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law (vol. 34, pp. 303-14, 2006)
Does Divorce Have a Negative Impact on Children?
YES: Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, from "Does Divorce Have a Negative Impact on Children? Yes," revised from Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2009)
NO: Jane Johnson Struck and Angela Thomas, from "Solo Act: Single Mom Angela Thomas Reflects on Raising Kids Alone," Today's Christian Woman (May/June 2008)
Should Parents Home-school Their Children?
YES: Chris Jeub, from "Home School," Focus on the Family (2006)
NO: Carole Moore, from "Why Home-schooling Isn't Right for Us," Scholastic.com (2006)
Do Mothers Who Work Outside the Home Have a Negative Impact on Their Children?
YES: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Wen-Jui Han, and Jane Waldfogel, from "Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Outcomes in the First Three Years of Life: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care," Child Development (July/August 2002)
NO: Thomas M. Vander Ven et al., from "Home Alone: The Impact of Maternal Employment on Delinquency," Social Problems (May 2001)
Parental Control and Children's Rights
Should Illegal Immigrant Families Be Able to Send Their Children to Public Schools?
YES: William Brennan, from Majority Opinion, Plyler v. Doe (1982)
NO: Warren Burger, from Dissenting Opinion, Plyler v. Doe (1982)
Should Parents Be Able to Select the Biological Sex of Their Children?
YES: John A. Robertson, from "Preconception Gender Selection," The American Journal of Bioethics (vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 2001)
NO: Norman Daniels et al., from "It Isn't Just the Sex…," The American Journal of Bioethics (vol. 1, no. 1, Winter 2001)
Should Grandparents Have Visitation Rights for Their Grandchildren?
YES: Jennifer Russell, from "Grandparents Play an Essential Role in the Lives of Their Grandchildren," written for Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2011)
NO: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Plurality Opinion, Troxel v. Granville (2000)
Should Courts Be Able to Discriminate Against Immigrant Fathers?
YES: Neal Kumar Katyal et al., from "On Writ of Certiorari: Brief for the United States," Ruben Flores-Villar v. United States of America, 2010.
NO: Steven F. Hubachek et al., from "On Writ of Certiorari: Brief for Petitioner," Ruben Flores-Villar v. United States of America, 2010.
Do Parents Have the Right to Deny Their Children Lifesaving Medical Care Due to Their Religious Convictions?
YES: Calvin P. Johnson Law Firm, from "Closing Statement for Parents: In Re the Matter of the Welfare of The Child of Colleen and Anthony Hauser," Minnesota, District Court, Fifth Judicial District (2009)
NO: John R. Rodenberg, from "Opinion of the Court: In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of Colleen and Anthony Hauser," Minnesota, District Court, Fifth Judicial District (2009)
Nontraditional Families and Relationships
Should Same-Sex Couples Be Able to Legally Marry?
YES: Human Rights Campaign, from "Answers to Questions About Marriage Equality," HRC's FamilyNet Project (2004)
NO: Peter Sprigg, from "Questions and Answers: What's Wrong with Letting Same-Sex Couples 'Marry'?" Family Research Council (2004)
Should Private Sexual Acts Between Gay Couples Be Illegal?
YES: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
NO: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion, Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
Are Traditional Families Better forChildren?
YES: Allan C. Carlson and Paul T. Mero, excerpts from The Natural Family: A Manifesto (2005-2006).
NO: Mark Good, "Nontraditional Families and Childhood Progress through School," written for Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2012)
Should Lesbian and Gay Individuals Be Able to Adopt Children?
YES: Joan Biskupic, from "Same-Sex Couples Redefining Family Law in USA," (February 17, 2003) USA Today
NO: Timothy J. Dailey, from "State of the States: Update on Homosexual Adoption in the U.S.," Family Research Council (no. 243, 2004).
Are Teenagers Too Young to Become Parents?
YES: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, from One in Three: The Case for Wanted and Welcomed Pregnancy (May 2007)
NO: Simon Duncan, Claire Alexander, and Rosalind Edwards, from "What's the Problem with Teenage Parents?" Teenage Parenthood: What's the Problem? (2010)
Twenty-First-Century Family and Relationship Issues
Is Cybersex "Cheating"?
YES: Susan A. Milstein, from "Virtual Liaisons: Cybersex Is Cheating," written for Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2009)
NO: Crystal Bedley, from "Virtual Reality: Cybersex Is Not Cheating," written for Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2009)
Is Internet Pornography Harmful to Teenagers?
YES: Wayne Grinwis, from "Is Pornography Harmful to Teenagers? Yes!" revised from Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2009)
NO: Justin A. Sitron, from "Why Porn Is Not Harmful to Teens," revised from Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2009)
Are Statutory Rape Laws Effective at Protecting Minors?
YES: Sherry F. Colb, from "The Pros and Cons of Statutory Rape Laws," CNN.com (February 11, 2004)
NO: Marc Tunzi, from "Curbside Consultation: Isn't This Statutory Rape?" American Family Physician (May 2002)
Do Reality Television Shows Have a Negative Influence on Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting?
YES: Jessica Isner, Annie Koval, and Lisa Paul, from "True-Life Teen Moms, Experts Say MTV's 'Reality' Off the Mark," NWI Parent (March 9, 2011)
NO: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, from "Evaluating the Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Viewers' Attitudes About Teen Pregnancy," Science Says (October 2010)
Should There Be Harsh Penalties for Teens Sexting?
YES: Lisa E. Soronen, Nicole Vitale, and Karen A. Haase, from "Sexting at School: Lessons Learned the Hard Way," National School Boards Association, Inquiry & Analysis (February 2010)
NO: Julie Hilden, from "How Should Teens' 'Sexting'-The Sending of Revealing Photos-Be Regulated?" Findlaw.com (April 28, 2009)
Are Open Relationships Healthy?
YES: Donald Dyson, from "Seeing Relationships Through a Wider Lens: Open Relationships as a Healthy Option," written for Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships (2009)
NO: Stanley Kurtz, from "Here Come the Brides: Plural Marriage Is Waiting in the Wings," The Weekly Standard (December 26, 2005)
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