Images of Issues: Typifying Contemporary Social Problems

2nd Edition

Joel Best

Routledge
Published December 31, 1995
Reference - 372 Pages
ISBN 9780202305394 - CAT# Y348957
Series: Social Problems & Social Issues

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Summary

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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