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  • Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health: Medicalizing Reproduction in the US and Britain book cover

    Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health

    Medicalizing Reproduction in the US and Britain, 2nd Edition

    By Ellie Lee

    Whatever reproductive choices women make--whether they opt to end a pregnancy through abortion or continue to term and give birth--they are considered to be at risk of suffering serious mental health problems. According to opponents of abortion in the United States, potential injury to women is a…

    Paperback – 2004-01-31
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  • Framing the Victim: Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems book cover

    Framing the Victim

    Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems, 1st Edition

    By Nancy S. Berns

    "Whether you are drawn to this book because of an interest in media, social problems, or domestic violence, reading it will help you better understand the impact media stories have on our perceptions of social problems." That is how Nancy Berns introduces her book. It is a work that unabashedly…

    Paperback – 2004-01-30
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  • The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology: An Iconoclast's Guide to the Use and Misuse of the Experimental Method book cover

    The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology

    An Iconoclast's Guide to the Use and Misuse of the Experimental Method, 1st Edition

    By Augustine Brannigan

    This unflinching effort critically traces the attempt of social psychology over the past half century to forge a scientific understanding of human behavior based on the systematic use of experiments.Having examined the record from the inception of the field to the present, Brannigan suggests that…

    Paperback – 2004-01-30
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  • Seasons Such as These: How Homelessness Took Shape in America book cover

    Seasons Such as These

    How Homelessness Took Shape in America, 1st Edition

    By Cynthia Bogard

    Homelessness had become a social problem that was primarily not about solving the nation's housing crisis. The pressing question becomes: How (and why) did homelessness become the social problem in its own right, one that was only tangentially related to the problem of inappropriate or insufficient…

    Paperback – 2003-09-30
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  • Challenges and Choices: Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems book cover

    Challenges and Choices

    Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Holstein

    The social constructionist perspective has revolutionized the way that social scientists investigate social problems. Constructing Social Problems (Spector and Kitsuse [1977] 2001) offered the guiding statement of the approach, which both transformed and revitalized the sociology of social problems…

    Paperback – 2003-08-31
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  • Qualitative Methods and Health Policy Research book cover

    Qualitative Methods and Health Policy Research

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Murphy

    Qualitative researchers have traditionally been cautious about claiming that their work was scientific. The "right-on" schools have exaggerated this caution into an outright rejection of science as a model for their work. Science is, for them, outmoded; "an archaic form of consciousness surviving…

    Paperback – 2003-08-31
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  • Punishment and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Sheldon L. Messinger book cover

    Punishment and Social Control

    Essays in Honor of Sheldon L. Messinger, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Stanley Cohen

    While crime, law, and punishment are subjects that have everyday meanings not very far from their academic representations, "social control" is one of those terms that appear in the sociological discourse without any corresponding everyday usage. This concept has a rather mixed lineage. "After…

    Paperback – 2003-07-31
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  • Thinking About Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives book cover

    Thinking About Social Problems

    An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    The new second edition of this distinctive and widely adopted textbook brings into the classroom an overview of how images of social problems can shape not only public policy and social services, but also the ways in which we make sense of ourselves and others. It introduces two primary changes.…

    Paperback – 2003-03-31
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  • Sexual Conduct: The Social Sources of Human Sexuality book cover

    Sexual Conduct

    The Social Sources of Human Sexuality, 2nd Edition

    By William Simon

    The first edition of Sexual Conduct, published in 1973, swiftly became a landmark text in the sociology of sexuality. It went on to profoundly shape the ideas of several generations of scholars and has become the foundation text of what is now known as the "social constructionist" approach to…

    Paperback – 2002-12-31
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  • Drug Courts: In Theory and in Practice book cover

    Drug Courts

    In Theory and in Practice, 1st Edition

    By Jr. Nolan

    Drug courts offer offenders an intensive court-based treatment program as an alternative to the normal adjudication process. Begun in 1989, they have since spread dramatically throughout the United States. In this interdisciplinary examination of the expanding movement, a distinguished panel of…

    Paperback – 2002-09-30
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  • Courting Disaster: Intimate Stalking, Culture and Criminal Justice book cover

    Courting Disaster

    Intimate Stalking, Culture and Criminal Justice, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Dunn

    This book is about women who are coerced, intimidated, and stalked by former intimates. It is about the things these women do to manage this situation, and what happens to them as a consequence. Stalking is a behavior that has relatively recently been defined as problematic, and as criminal when…

    Paperback – 2002-09-30
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  • Fathoming the Holocaust: A Social Problems Approach book cover

    Fathoming the Holocaust

    A Social Problems Approach, 1st Edition

    By Ronald J. Berger

    Fathoming the Holocaust represents the culmination of a singular effort to attempt to explain the Final Solution to the "Jewish Problem" in terms of a general theory of social problems construction. The book is comprehensive in scope, covering the origins and emergence of the Final Solution,…

    Paperback – 2002-01-31
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  • The Fight Against Big Tobacco: The Movement, the State and the Public's Health book cover

    The Fight Against Big Tobacco

    The Movement, the State and the Public's Health, 1st Edition

    By Mark Wolfson

    Tobacco control leaders were extremely proud of the movement's achievements in the state of Minnesota. In sharing their perspectives and experiences with Mark Wolfson, they found a way of making sure that the story would get told. His training in social movements had given him an appreciation of…

    Paperback – 2001-10-31
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  • How Claims Spread: Cross-National Diffusion of Social Problems book cover

    How Claims Spread

    Cross-National Diffusion of Social Problems, 1st Edition

    By Joel Best

    Best's anthology examines for the first time how diverse social issues--road rage, the metric system, gun control, and abortion are among those included--migrate across national boundaries, modifying themselves from place to place as a result of different claims, claimsmakers, and policy responses.…

    Paperback – 2001-05-31
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  • Flag Burning: Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest book cover

    Flag Burning

    Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest, 1st Edition

    By Michael Welch

    Responses to flag burning as a particular form of street protest tend to polarize into two camps: one holding the view that action of this sort is constitutionally protected protest; the other, that it is subversive and criminal activity. In this well-researched and richly documented volume, Welch…

    Paperback – 2000-12-30
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  • The Elusive Quest: Accountability in Hospitals book cover

    The Elusive Quest

    Accountability in Hospitals, 1st Edition

    By Carolyn Wiener

    This study on assessment issues in health care delivery in hospitals is based on four years of extensive research at two very different sites. Wiener examines the quest to assess the quality of delivery services in theses hospitals and to make them accountable for the care they provide. Her…

    Paperback – 2000-08-31
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  • Baring Our Souls: TV Talk Shows and the Religion of Recovery book cover

    Baring Our Souls

    TV Talk Shows and the Religion of Recovery, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Lowney

    Television talk shows are a recent phenomenon, but their roots go back to the itinerant circuses and religious revivals of the nineteenth century. Circuses made their money by displaying "freaks," just as talk shows emphasize only the deviant aspects of their guests' lives. And like the revivalists…

    Paperback – 1999-12-31
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  • Interpreting Weight: The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness book cover

    Interpreting Weight

    The Social Management of Fatness and Thinness, 1st Edition

    By Jeffery Sobal

    What is "too fat?" "Too thin"? Interpretations of body weight vary widely across and within cultures. Meeting weight expectations is a major concern for many people because failing to do so may incur dire social consequences, such as difficulty in finding a romantic partner or even in locating…

    Paperback – 1999-10-31
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  • Weighty Issues: Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems book cover

    Weighty Issues

    Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffery Sobal

    Many people consider their weight to be a personal problem; when, then, does body weight become a social problem? Until recently, the major public concern was whether enough food was consistently available. As food systems began to provide ample and stable amounts of food, questions about food…

    Paperback – 1999-10-31
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  • Becoming Miracle Workers: Language and Learning in Brief Therapy book cover

    Becoming Miracle Workers

    Language and Learning in Brief Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Gale Miller

    Brief therapy is a postmodern treatment mode that treats problems as social constructions, encouraging those seeking treatment to replace personal troubles (negative stories) with new problem-solving skills (positive stories). The significant differences discussed in this book do not involve…

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • Cultural Wars in American Politics: Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth book cover

    Cultural Wars in American Politics

    Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth, 1st Edition

    By Rhys Williams

    Paperback – 1997-12-31
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  • The New Pediatrics: A Profession in Transition book cover

    The New Pediatrics

    A Profession in Transition, 1st Edition

    By Dorothy Pawluch

    When antibiotics became readily available in the 1950s, the danger of life-threatening infectious childhood diseases virtually disappeared. In that era, pediatricians broadened the core professional task of their specialty--the prevention and treatment of such diseases--to incorporate the…

    Hardback – 1996-12-31
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  • Social Movement Organizations: Guide to Research on Insurgent Realities book cover

    Social Movement Organizations

    Guide to Research on Insurgent Realities, 1st Edition

    By John Lofland

    The authorative and richly detailed handbook is divided into three parts: (1) procedures for studying SMOs; (2) propositions or generalizations about them; and (3) perspectives or wider considerations relating to them. Included are discussions of such basic questions as: What causes SMOs and why do…

    Paperback – 1996-12-31
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  • Certainty of Justice: Reform in the Crime Victim Movement book cover

    Certainty of Justice

    Reform in the Crime Victim Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank Weed

    Under the banner of rights of crime victims, a social movement that started in the late 1970s now promotes new laws and social services in the victims' behalf. Like many previous American reform movements, this one is diverse, sometimes reactionary, filled with borrowed ideas, and permeated with…

    Hardback – 1995-12-31
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  • Images of Issues: Typifying Contemporary Social Problems book cover

    Images of Issues

    Typifying Contemporary Social Problems, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joel Best

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-12-31
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  • Eating Agendas: Food and Nutrition as Social Problems book cover

    Eating Agendas

    Food and Nutrition as Social Problems, 1st Edition

    By Donna Maurer

    The international group of sociological and nutritional scientists in this volume represent the research that has been conducted on the social problematics of food and nutrition in such areas as food safety, biotechnology, food stamp programs, obesity, anorexia nervosa, and vegetarianism. The broad…

    Paperback – 1995-12-31
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  • Crime Talk: How Citizens Construct a Social Problem book cover

    Crime Talk

    How Citizens Construct a Social Problem, 1st Edition

    By Theodore Sasson

    Crime in the streets has remained consistently among the most conspicuous aspects of the American political landscape. Sasson argues that the significance of our national pre-occupation with the issue depends on how it is constructed or 'framed' in the mass media and in everyday conversation.…

    Paperback – 1995-12-31
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  • Goodness Personified: The Emergence of Gifted Children book cover

    Goodness Personified

    The Emergence of Gifted Children, 1st Edition

    By Leslie Margolin

    Hardback – 1994-12-31
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  • Gangbangs and Drive-Bys: Grounded Culture and Juvenile Gang Violence book cover

    Gangbangs and Drive-Bys

    Grounded Culture and Juvenile Gang Violence, 1st Edition

    By William Sanders

    This study, based on quantitative and qualitative data gathered over a twelve-year period, takes its title from the two predominant styles of gang violence: 'drive-bys,' which have replaced 'rumbles' as the primary form of gang violence; and 'gang-bangs' - a generic term for other gang violence…

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • Troubling Children: Studies of Children and Social Problems book cover

    Troubling Children

    Studies of Children and Social Problems, 1st Edition

    By Joel Best

    Increasingly, sociologists have turned their attention to the social problems of children– in particular, of younger children. This collection reflects those recent interest. While most researchers have focused on social problems involving adolescents, this volume offers instead original case…

    Paperback – 1994-12-31
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  • Making it Work: The Prostitute's Rights Movement in Perspective book cover

    Making it Work

    The Prostitute's Rights Movement in Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Jenness

    As its double-edged title suggests, Making It Work examines the oldest profession as just that: a service industry with professional sex workers. This reframing of prostitution is done by chronicling the evolution of COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), the leading organization of the…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • The Deviance Process book cover

    The Deviance Process

    3rd Edition

    By Stuart Henry

    Unlike texts that view deviance as an 'essence,' independent of the mind of the observer, Pfuhl and Henry perceive deviance, and its opposite, 'normality,' as impermanent, human creations, resulting from people interacting with one another - the outcome of the antagonisms, contradictions and…

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • Court-Ordered Insanity: Interpretive Practice and Involuntary Commitment book cover

    Court-Ordered Insanity

    Interpretive Practice and Involuntary Commitment, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Holstein

    Paperback – 1993-12-31
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  • The Selling of DSM: The Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry book cover

    The Selling of DSM

    The Rhetoric of Science in Psychiatry, 1st Edition

    By Stuart A. Kirk

    When it was first published in 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition—univer-sally known as DSM-III—embodied a radical new method for identifying psychiatric illness. Kirk and Kutchins challenge the general understanding about the research data and the…

    Paperback – 1992-06-30
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  • Mirrors of Madness: Patrolling the Psychic Border book cover

    Mirrors of Madness

    Patrolling the Psychic Border, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Luske

    Mirrors of Madness depicts the social-psychological processes and institutional consequences of psychiatric staffs experience of "closet insanity" (private worries about theirown social and psychological competence) and "reverse role modeling" (identification with their labeled psychotic clients'…

    Paperback – 1990-12-31
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