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Thinking about social problems : an introduction to constructionist perspectives

Author: Donileen R Loseke
Publisher: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, ©2003.
Series: Social problems and social issues.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text discusses how images of social problems can shape public policy, social services, and how we make sense of ourselves and others. It advocates social change through identity transformation  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donileen R Loseke
ISBN: 0202306844 9780202306841 0202306852 9780202306858
OCLC Number: 49902100
Description: xi, 224 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Issues in Studying Social Problems --
1. Examining Social Problems --
2. Claims-Makers and Audiences --
Pt. II. Constructing Packages of Claims --
3. Constructing Conditions --
4. Constructing People --
5. Constructing Solutions --
Pt. III. From Social Constructions to Social Actions --
6. Social Problems and Everyday Life --
7. Social Problems and Troubled People --
8. Evaluating Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems --
App.: Social Construction Theories and Issues.
Series Title: Social problems and social issues.
Responsibility: Donileen R. Loseke.

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"Readers will find this book engagingly well written in a personal, unpretentious style, and well informed by the author's knowledge of the professional literature." --Lawrence T. Nichols, Read more...

 
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