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Updated with over 60 new examples and case studies, Social Problems shows how activists, experts, and their opponents frame social problems through the logic that they use; the rhetoric of claims-making; and the ways that access to resources determines who gets their claims heard. Drawing on social constructionist theory, the idea that our experience of reality is created through the interaction and participation of individuals and groups, Joel Best helps readers understand the complex competitive process through which problems emerge. In order to help students connect theory to everyday life, Joel Best fills the book with colorful examples and case studies from the real world.
Table of Contents
|A Note to the Reader||p. xiii|
|The Social Problems Process||p. 3|
|Case Study Making Claims about Problem Animals and Animal Problems||p. 61|
|Activists as Claimsmakers||p. 64|
|Case Study Mobilizing against Homophobic Bullying||p. 93|
|Experts as Claimsmakers||p. 96|
|Case Study The Autism Epidemic and Disputes over Expertise||p. 123|
|The Media and Claims||p. 127|
|Case Study Reporting about Risk||p. 157|
|Public Reaction||p. 160|
|Case Study Public Reactions to Immigration||p. 187|
|Case Study Health Care as a Policy Challenge||p. 218|
|Social Problems Work||p. 221|
|Case Study Loan Applications and Financial Collapse||p. 251|
|Policy Outcomes||p. 255|
|Case Study Technological Change and Policy Outcomes||p. 283|
|Claims across Space and Time||p. 286|
|Case Study Sexual Trafficking across Space and Time||p. 315|
|The Uses of the Constructionist Stance||p. 318|
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