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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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Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly in the Workplace?

Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly in the Workplace?

Gender pay gap: Are women paid fairly in the workplace?
Thomas J.Billitteri
A suit filed by Betty Dukes, right, and other female Wal-Mart employees accuses the retail giant of sex discrimination in pay, promotions and job assignments in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case, covering perhaps 1.6 million current and former Wal-Mart employees, is the biggest class-action lawsuit against a private employer in U.S. history.

An insult to my dignity” is the way Lilly Ledbetter described it.1 For 19 years, she worked at the Goodyear Tire plant in Gadsden, Ala., one of a handful of women among the roughly 80 people who held the same supervisory position she did. Over the years, unbeknownst to ...

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