Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism

Paperback | September 24, 2015

byRobert Heiner

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Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism, Fifth Edition, synthesizes conflict theory and social constructionism to help students think critically about social problems. A concise, student-friendly alternative to all-encompassing standard textbooks, this book examines asingle theoretical paradigm in depth, demonstrating how theory can be used to understand a range of critical social issues.

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Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism, Fifth Edition, synthesizes conflict theory and social constructionism to help students think critically about social problems. A concise, student-friendly alternative to all-encompassing standard textbooks, this book examines asingle theoretical paradigm in depth, demonstrat...

Robert Heiner is Professor of Sociology at Plymouth State University. He is the editor of Deviance Across Cultures: Constructions of Difference, Second Edition (OUP, 2013) and Conflicting Interests: Readings in Social Problems and Inequality (OUP, 2009).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:September 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780190236724

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"From the opening words, I found the book to be exciting, vibrant, and engaging. As I was reading, I found that I could not put the book down. I have NEVER had that experience with any other textbook. I have previously used 'standard' social problems texts for the course, and wouldcharacterize Heiner's book as different from (and superior to) those so-called standard texts. He has managed to skillfully and successfully integrate a variety of material into the current configuration of chapters. I will absolutely adopt this new edition." --Kathy Zawicki, St. Bonaventure University