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  1. How Ethical Systems Change: Eugenics, the Final Solution, Bioethics

    2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Julie Beicken

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Mandatory sterilization laws enacted in dozens of states coast-to-coast and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court formed the initial pillar for what became the Final Solution. Following WWII, there was renewed interest in a more inclusive view of social worth and the autonomy of the individual. Social...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. How Ethical Systems Change: Abortion and Neonatal Care

    2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Roe v. Wade came like a bolt from the blue, but support had been building for years. For many, the idea that life in the womb was not fully protected under the Constitution was simply not acceptable. Political campaigns were organized and protests launched, including the bombing of clinics and the...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  3. How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying

    2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Medical advances prolong life. They also sometimes prolong suffering. Should we protect life or alleviate suffering? This dilemma formed the foundation for a powerful right-to-die movement and a counterbalancing concern over an emerging culture of death. What are the qualities of a life worth...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment

    2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Danielle Dirks

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement. Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some found messy and...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? 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...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. 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...

    To Be Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. 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...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. How Ethical Systems Change: Abortion and Neonatal Care

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Roe v. Wade came like a bolt from the blue, but support had been building for years. For many, the idea that life in the womb was not fully protected under the Constitution was simply not acceptable. Political campaigns were organized and protests launched, including the bombing of clinics and the...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Elyshia Aseltine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Medical advances prolong life. They also sometimes prolong suffering. Should we protect life or alleviate suffering? This dilemma formed the foundation for a powerful right-to-die movement and a counterbalancing concern over an emerging culture of death. What are the qualities of a life worth...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. How Ethical Systems Change: Eugenics, the Final Solution, Bioethics

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Julie Beicken

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    Mandatory sterilization laws enacted in dozens of states coast-to-coast and approved by the U.S. Supreme Court formed the initial pillar for what became the Final Solution. Following WWII, there was renewed interest in a more inclusive view of social worth and the autonomy of the individual. Social...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

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