Most widely held works by Gus Gnorski
Women serving religion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
This program traces women's roles in religious tradition and what it means to be a woman in the three great religions today. It also explores the cultural influences of feminism upon religious traditions and the beliefs regarding the ordination of women.
Americano as apple pie the blending of culture ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Recent U.S. Census figures indicate that the most rapidly expanding segment of the American populace is the Latino population. Hispanics have been a presence in America for centuries, and are variously exiles, immigrants, and transnationals. Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans comprise the "Three Houses of Latino Culture" in the U.S., which share a common language but very different histories. Their influence on issues--from entertainment to politics to economics--is widespread and growing.
Business ethics the bottom line ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Several experts examine the moral obligation corporations have to their employees and to the communities where their plants exist.
Americano as apple pie the yearning to be ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Hispanic people are the fastest-growing minority in the U.S. What does it mean to be Latino and American? Hispanics journey to the United States from different homelands and the experience of being a Latino in a flourishing ethnic neighborhood of a big city contrasts with the isolation of living in a small town. Despite sharing aspects of a common heritage, the Hispanic community have varying concerns about a large spectrum of subjects, including social services, churches, business, and the arts.
Global capitalism and the moral imperative ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
"Moral leaders warn that global laissez-faire is producing consequences similar to those of the 19th century, when gaps between rich and poor kept thousands in abject poverty for generations. In this new era of social Darwinism, moral leaders are asking who in the world community will care for the needs of the poor, and how it will be accomplished. If economic and political reforms are necessary ... who will initiate them and how [will they be enforced]"--Container.
Serving the poor ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
As the number of people living in poverty worldwide continues to grow, the issue of the world's poor occupies an important place in today's religious and social thought. Explores the beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam regarding the poor, taking a comparative look at the traditional concept of the poor. Explains the theological basis for identifying the poor, as well as the modern means for the world's religions to provide relief.
Welfare reform social impact ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of welfare in the United States from the Depression to the present, then examines the complex issues involved in reforming it.
Media manipulation new game for big business ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Many newspapers, magazines, television and cable networks, and local television and radio stations are owned by large corporations with diverse interests outside of their media holdings -- from the defense industry to theme parks. This program examines the relationship between the large corporate owners and the daily operation of their media outlets. It reveals how much power and control owners exercise over news judgment, and suggests that corporate controllers may be practicing their own brand of media censorship by slanting the news.
Business ethics truth in advertising ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Examines how truth in advertising has gotten lost in the competitive frenzy, and how consumers can learn to separate fact from fiction. Discusses how companies develop advertising, and how audiences are targeted.
Religious fundamentalism ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Examines religious fundamentalism, its influences on the American notion of separation of church and state, and its impact on American society.
Welfare reform social responsibility ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Examines the complex issues involved in reforming the welfare system, with special emphasis on the system developed in Wisconsin.
American athletics. What happened to the game ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Scrutinizes athletics today through its evolution from a sport played for fun into a multibillion dollar industry that can symbolize the problem of greed and the attitude of winning at all costs.
After the gold rush. The great divide ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
As the American economy surges ahead, the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. This program examines the moral and ethical questions that accompany national prosperity.
Prisons kids behind bars ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Examines the juvenile justice system and discusses how those who work within it try to find appropriate punishment for children who have made terrible mistakes. Explores the trend in the U.S. toward trying children as adults and the efforts being made to understand their violent behavior. Includes comments from judges, legal counsel, law enforcdment officers, academic experts from Emory and Rutgers Universities, and the Director of the Institute for Minority Health Research.
Genetic engineering double edged sword ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Examines the issues that face us as genetic engineering moves out of the research labs. Trys to distinguish between positive research and medical manipulation.
Life behind bars ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Considers issues such as the societal impact of mandatory sentencing and the prison-building boom.
Immigration promise and hope for generations ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
This program examines current immigration policy within the context of America's historic role as a melting pot.
A day in the life of a senator ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
This program looks at the political landscape in Washington and what elected officials really do. Features Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Tex.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
The changing culture the men's movement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Men are marching on Washington, finding religion, taking on new community responsibilities, bonding with eachother, weeping openly and discussing their relationships. Just what has prompted these changes in behavior? Some say it is the outcome of the feminist movement and the resulting change in male roles. Perhaps. This program profiles the new "men's movement," explores the various reasons why men become involved in these movements and examines the implications for men and women in the 21st century.
Living longer, aging well ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Explores the lack of respect for elders in the United States compared to other cultures and examines ways in which Americans can age well despite the youth-oriented culture and lack of societal support. Features stories of exemplary individuals who are growing older with courage and dignity.
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