Constructionist Controversies / Edition 1

Constructionist Controversies / Edition 1

by Gale Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202304574

ISBN-13: 9780202304571

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Constructionist Controversies reviews the substantial con-
tributions to social problems theory that have been made by social constructionist theorists and examines debates about the future of this perspective. Intended for the student, the volume provides a succinct formulation of all the major issues of social constructionism by contributors who are well

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Constructionist Controversies reviews the substantial con-
tributions to social problems theory that have been made by social constructionist theorists and examines debates about the future of this perspective. Intended for the student, the volume provides a succinct formulation of all the major issues of social constructionism by contributors who are well recognized within the field for the strength with which they articulate their own widely varied viewpoints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202304571
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Social Problems and Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction
1Constructing Social Problems: Context and Legacy3
Pt. IContemporary Issues in Social Constructionism
2Vernacular Constituents of Moral Discourse: An Interactionist Proposal for the Study of Social Problems21
3For a Cautious Naturalism55
4The Reflectivity of Constructionism and the Construction of Reflexivity69
5Do We Need a General Theory of Social Problems?83
6But Seriously Folks: The Limitations of the Strict Constructionist Interpretation of Social Problems109
Pt. IINew Directions for Social Constructionism
7Social Constructionism and Social Problems Work131
8Claims-Making from the Underside: Marginalization and Social Problems Analysis153
9Social Constructionism in Critical Feminist Theory and Research181
10Cultural Theory, Social Construction, and Social Problems193
11Constructing Conditions, People, Morality, and Emotion: Expanding the Agenda of Constructionism207
Index217

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