I would like to suggest you a book to read, as I think that it is very related to social conflicts and so on.
It could be interesting for social scientists in fact. I studied it during my high school years, where I took some courses on American literature, and found it quite interesting. It is a classic...
This book was banned in some states before, however, usually books which are banned are revealing something which many people prefer to escape... So, it is a real example of a social conflict (both in the book and also its probable social effects later on.)
The book is, D.J. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye".
I hope that you will enjoy reading it!