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Constructionist Controversies : Issues in Social Problems Theory - Gale Miller

Constructionist Controversies

Issues in Social Problems Theory

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Published: 1st March 2006
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"Constructionist Controversies" reviews the substantial contributions to social problems theory that have been made by social constructionist theorists and examines debates about the future of this perspective. Intended for the student, the volume provides a succinct formulation of all the major issues of social constructionism by contributors who are well recognized within the field for the strength with which they articulate their own widely varied viewpoints.

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Constructing Social Problems: Context and Legacyp. 3
Contemporary Issues in Social Constructionism
Vernacular Constituents of Moral Discourse: An Interactionist Proposal for the Study of Social Problemsp. 21
For a Cautious Naturalismp. 55
The Reflectivity of Constructionism and the Construction of Reflexivityp. 69
Do We Need a General Theory of Social Problems?p. 83
But Seriously Folks: The Limitations of the Strict Constructionist Interpretation of Social Problemsp. 109
New Directions for Social Constructionism
Social Constructionism and Social Problems Workp. 131
Claims-Making from the Underside: Marginalization and Social Problems Analysisp. 153
Social Constructionism in Critical Feminist Theory and Researchp. 181
Cultural Theory, Social Construction, and Social Problemsp. 193
Constructing Conditions, People, Morality, and Emotion: Expanding the Agenda of Constructionismp. 207
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780202304571
ISBN-10: 0202304574
Series: Social Problems and Social Issues
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.65  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.34