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Images of Issues: Typifying Contemporary Social Problems

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Constructionist theory describes and analyzes social problems as emerging through the efforts of claimsmakers who bring issues to public attention. These claims inevitably typify the problem, characterizing it as a problem of a particular sort. In turn, such typifications shape the ways in which policymakers and the public respond to the claims. Like the widely adopted fir ...more
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published December 31st 1995 by Aldine Transaction (first published November 28th 1989)
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