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The Resource Life and death decisions : the quest for morality and justice in human societies, Sheldon Ekland-Olson

Life and death decisions : the quest for morality and justice in human societies, Sheldon Ekland-Olson

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Life and death decisions : the quest for morality and justice in human societies
Title
Life and death decisions
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the quest for morality and justice in human societies
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Sheldon Ekland-Olson
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Language
eng
Summary
"This second edition of Life and Death Decisions has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author's award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author's goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions and to develop readers to develop their own opinions. Under 200 printed pages, this slim paperback can be easily assigned in a variety of undergraduate courses that touch on the social bases underlying these contested and contentious issues"--
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1944-
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Ekland-Olson, Sheldon
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary sociological perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Capital punishment
  • Social justice
  • Human rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Capital punishment
  • Human rights
  • Life
  • Social justice
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Life and death decisions : the quest for morality and justice in human societies, Sheldon Ekland-Olson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-157) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn886381544
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xv, 163 pages
Isbn
9781138808881
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014027669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)886381544
Label
Life and death decisions : the quest for morality and justice in human societies, Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886381544
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xv, 163 pages
Isbn
9781138808881
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014027669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)886381544

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