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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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Closing Guantánamo: Can Obama Close the Detention Camp within One Year?

Closing Guantánamo: Can Obama Close the Detention Camp within One Year?

Closing Guantánamo: Can Obama close the detention camp within one year?
President Barack Obama signs an executive order on Jan. 22 — his second full day in office — to close the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay within a year. Human-rights advocates and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle agree the controversial facility should be closed. But finding countries willing to take the 241 detainees remains a problem, and Republicans are warning they will oppose efforts to house prisoners in the United States.

Mohammed Jawad has spent more than a quarter of his young life in the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for an offense he says he didn't commit.

The government says the Afghani ...

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