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

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

Ellie Lee
January 31, 2004

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...

Framing the Victim: Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems

Framing the Victim: Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems

Nancy S. Berns
January 30, 2004

"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...

The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology: An Iconoclast's Guide to the Use and Misuse of the Experimental Method

The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology: An Iconoclast's Guide to the Use and Misuse of the Experimental Method

Augustine Brannigan
January 30, 2004

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...

Seasons Such as These: How Homelessness Took Shape in America

Seasons Such as These: How Homelessness Took Shape in America

Cynthia Bogard
September 30, 2003

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...

Challenges and Choices: Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems

Challenges and Choices: Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems

James A. Holstein
August 31, 2003

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...

Qualitative Methods and Health Policy Research

Qualitative Methods and Health Policy Research

Elizabeth Murphy
August 31, 2003

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...

Punishment and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Sheldon L. Messinger

Punishment and Social Control: Essays in Honor of Sheldon L. Messinger

Stanley Cohen
July 31, 2003

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...

Thinking About Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives

Thinking About Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives


March 31, 2003

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....

Sexual Conduct: The Social Sources of Human Sexuality

Sexual Conduct: The Social Sources of Human Sexuality

William Simon
December 31, 2002

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...

Drug Courts: In Theory and in Practice

Drug Courts: In Theory and in Practice

Jr. Nolan
September 30, 2002

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...

Courting Disaster: Intimate Stalking, Culture and Criminal Justice

Courting Disaster: Intimate Stalking, Culture and Criminal Justice

Jennifer Dunn
September 30, 2002

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...

Fathoming the Holocaust: A Social Problems Approach

Fathoming the Holocaust: A Social Problems Approach

Ronald J. Berger
January 31, 2002

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,...

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