9780393918632

Social Problems

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393918632

  • ISBN 10:

    0393918637

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/17/2012
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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.

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