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Author Best, Joel
Title Making sense of social problems : new images, new issues / edited by Joel Best, Scott R. Harris
Imprint Boulder, Colo. ; London : Lynne Rienner Publishers, c2013
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 人文社會聯圖  HN18.3 .B47 2013    AVAILABLE    30610020389110
Descript ix, 335 p. ; 24 cm
Series Social problems, social constructions
Social problems, social constructions
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-326) and index
Preface -- Introduction -- Studying the construction of social problems / Scott R. Harris -- The nature of claims -- Teen suicide : a tale of two communities / Marguerite L. O'Leary and Joel Best -- Cell phone use while driving : claimsmaking in the media / Peter F. Parilla -- Claimsmakers -- The pet grief industry : framing the problem of pet death / Nancy Berns -- The movement linking vaccines to autism : parents and the internet / Victor W. Perez -- Old skeletons, pagans, and museums : why ancient human remains are a bone of contention / Tiffany Jenkins -- Questioning experts -- Wankers, inverts, and addicts : the scientific construction of sexuality as a social problem / Liahna E. Gordon -- Murdered mothers : the social construction of troubling statistics / Keith Roberts Johnson -- Predicting financail collapse : when claimsmaking activities fail / John Barnshaw -- The role of the media -- "Choosing life" : abortion, adoption, and the problem of regret / Jennifer L. Dunn -- The evolution of internet addiction / David Schweingruber and Michelle Horstmeier -- Breaking news on nancy grace : violent crime in the media / Brian A. Monahan and R.J. Maratea -- Policy outcomes -- In the shadow of saturated fat : the struggle to get trans fats noticed / Rachel J. Bacon -- Casinos and smoke-free legislation : claimsmaking about policy outcomes / Jenine K. Harris -- Global policy outcomes : comparing reactions to post-tsunami aid / Lynn Letukas -- Afterword -- Three questions for constructionism / Scott R. Harris and Joel Best -- References -- Contributors -- Index
Subject Social problems
Social perception
Alt Author Harris, Scott R., 1969 September 16-
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