Images Of Issues / Edition 2

Images Of Issues / Edition 2

by Joel Best
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202305392

ISBN-13: 9780202305394

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Constructionist theory describes and analyzes social problems as emerging through the efforts of claimsmakers who bring issues to public attention. By typifying a problem and characterizing it as a particular sort, claimsmakers can shape policymaking and public response to the problem.
Th is new edition of Images of Issues addresses claimsmaking in the…  See more details below

Overview

Constructionist theory describes and analyzes social problems as emerging through the efforts of claimsmakers who bring issues to public attention. By typifying a problem and characterizing it as a particular sort, claimsmakers can shape policymaking and public response to the problem.
Th is new edition of Images of Issues addresses claimsmaking in the 1990s,
featuring such issues as fathers' rights, stalking, sexual abuse by the clergy, hate crimes, multicultural education, factory farming, and concluding with an expanded discussion of the theoretical debate over constructionism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202305394
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Social Problems and Social Issues Series
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
1Typification and Social Problems Construction1
2Horror Stories and the Construction of Child Abuse17
3Stalking Strangers and Lovers: Changing Media Typifications of a New Crime Problem33
4Rethinking Medicalization: Alcoholism and Anomalies59
5The Moral Drama of Multicultural Education81
6Clergy Sexual Abuse: The Symbolic Politics of a Social Problem105
7The Social Construction of Infertility: From Private Matter to Social Concern131
8The Crack Attack: America's Latest Drug Scare, 1986-1992147
9"All We Want is Equality": Rhetorical Framing in the Fathers' Rights Movement191
10Hate Crimes in the United States: The Transformation of Injured Persons into Victims and the Extension of Victim Status to Multiple Constituencies213
11Down on the Farm: Rationale Expansion in the Construction of Factory Farming as a Social Problem239
12Writing Rights: The "Homeless Mentally Ill" and Involuntary Hospitalization261
13Creativity, Conflict, and Control: Film Industry Campaigns to Shape Video Policy287
14Cold Wars, Evil Empires, Treacherous Japanese: Effects of International Context on Problem Construction313
15Constructionism in Context337
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors355
Index359

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