Images of Issues : Typifying Contemporary Social Problems book cover
2nd Edition

Images of Issues
Typifying Contemporary Social Problems

Edited By

Joel Best

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ISBN 9780202305394
Published December 31, 1995 by Routledge
372 Pages

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Book Description

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.