Thinking about Social Problems

Thinking about Social Problems

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The new second edition of this distinctive and widely adopted textbook brings into the classroom an overview of how images of social problems can shape not only public policy and social services, but also the ways in which we make sense of ourselves and others. It introduces two primary changes. First, some attention is devoted to the a€œnew social movementsa€ that emphasize social change through identity transformation rather than through structural change. Second, the text now also looks more closely at the importance of emotions in constructing public consciousness of social problems. When the first edition was published, Teaching Sociology noted, a€œLoseke does a superb job explaining the relationship between sociology and social problems in a text that is very well research and engaging, yet with tremendous attention to detail and accuracya€b [W]ould provide a solid base for any social problems class.a€ Contemporary Sociology wrote that the book is a€œengagingly well written in a personal, unpretentious style, and well informed by the authora€™s knowledge of the professional literature.a€SOCIAL PROBLEMS WORK: CONSTRUCTING SOCIAL PROBLEMOWNERSHIP Constructing conditions in ways leading audience members ... Consider the example of the social change group called Mothers Against Drunk Driving ( MADD).

Title:Thinking about Social Problems
Author:Donileen R. Loseke
Publisher:Transaction Publishers - 2011-12-31


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