Social problems : constructionist readings / editors, Donileen R. Loseke, Joel Best

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Subjects: Social problems
Social perception
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, c2003
Series: Social problems and social issues
LC Classification: H, HN
Table of Contents: Preface
I. Examining Social Problems
1. The Changing Meanings of Spanking / Phillip W. Davis 6
2. Bullying as a Social Problem in Great Britain / Frank Furedi 13
3. The Problem with the Earthquake Problem / Robert A. Stallings 21
4. Reality Television Constructs Crime / Gray Cavender 29
II. Claims-Makers and Audiences
5. Audiences Evaluate Statistics / Joel Best 43
6. Promoters of Hate Crime Legislation / Valerie Jenness, Kendal Broad 51
7. Psychiatrists Construct Homosexuality / Stuart A. Kirk, Herb Kutchins 59
8. Television Talk Shows Construct Morality / Kathleen S. Lowney 66
III. Constructing Conditions
9. Smoking Problems in Japan / Jun Ayukawa 81
10. Crime Frames and their Sponsors / Theodore Sasson 88
11. Framing in the Fathers' Rights Movement / Gwyneth I. Williams, Rhys H. Williams 93
12. Factory Farming as a Social Problem / Karl R. Kunkel 101
IV. Constructing People
13. The Rhetorical Appeal of Random Violence / Joel Best 113
14. Prostitutes Respond to AIDS / Valerie Jenness 120
15. Science Constructs PMS / Anne E. Figert 127
16. Multicultural Education as Moral Drama / Shan Nelson-Rowe 135
V. Constructing Solutions
17. The Homeless Mentally Ill and Involuntary Hospitalization / Donileen R. Loseke 146
18. Constructing a War on Drugs / Craig Reinarman, Harry G. Levine 154
19. Urine Testing and Social Control / William J. Staudenmeier 162
20. The Size Acceptance Movement / Jeffery Sobal 169
VI. Social Problems and Everyday Life
21. Constructing the Need for "Low Fat" Food / S. Bryn Austin 180
22. Pregnant Women as a Social Problem / Carol Brooks-Gardner 188
23. Constructing Sexually Marginalized Catholics / Donileen R. Loseke, James C. Cavendish 196
24. The Beliefs of Recovery Religion / Kathleen S. Lowney 204
VII. Social Problems and Troubled People
25. Medicalizing Childhood / Dorothy Pawluch 219
26. Teaching Gifted Children / Leslie Margolin 226
27. Constructing Insanity in Involuntary Commitment Hearings / James A. Holstein 233
28. Formulas Stories and Support Groups for Battered Women / Donileen R. Loseke 241
VIII. Evaluating Constructionist Perspectives on Social Problems
29. "Crack Babies" and the Politics of Mothering / Jacqueline Litt, Maureen McNeil 254
30. The Symbolic Meanings of "Pedophile Priests" / Philip Jenkins 261
31. Horror Stories and the Construction of Child Abuse / John M. Johnson 267
32. Constructing the "Jewish Problem" in Nazi Germany / Ronald J. Berger 272
Additional Authors: Loseke, Donileen R., 1947-
Best, Joel
Notes: LCCN: 2002015298
ISBN: 0202307034 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0202307026 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: x, 277 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 50643960
ISBN/ISSN: 0202307034
0202307026

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