Images of Issues: Typifying Contemporary Social Problems, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Images of Issues

Typifying Contemporary Social Problems, 2nd Edition

Edited by Joel Best

Routledge

372 pages

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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.

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Social Problems & Social Issues

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General