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Celebrity Culture: Are Americans too focused on celebrities?; Future of Marriage: Is traditional matrimony going out of style?; Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can individual actions reduce global warming?

These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Issues for Debate in Sociology. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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HPV Vaccine: Should It Be Mandatory for School Girls?

HPV Vaccine: Should It Be Mandatory for School Girls?

HPV vaccine: Should it be mandatory for school girls?
Gardasil is a new vaccine that prevents infections from HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer. Many state lawmakers want to make inoculations mandatory for school attendance, but conservative groups say requiring the expensive shots would encourage inappropriate sexual activity and override parental autonomy.

As far as Tamika Felder was concerned, it was, “Look out, world, here I come.” With visions of meeting celebrities and making her mark in the world, she moved from her native South Carolina to Washington, D.C., primed and ready to fulfill her ambition to become a TV producer. By age 24, she was an associate producer for a political cable network and ...

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