Images of Issues: Typifying Contemporary Social Problems

Paperback | December 31, 1995

EditorJoel Best

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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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Joel E. Best is professor at the department of sociology and criminal justice, University of Delaware. He is the author of numerous books, including Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads; Deviance: Career of a Concept; and Random Violence: How We Talk about New Crimes and New Victims.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 8.98 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:December 31, 1995Publisher:Aldine Transaction

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ISBN - 10:0202305392

ISBN - 13:9780202305394

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