Constructionist Controversies: Issues in Social Problems Theory

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Gale Miller, James A. Holstein
AldineTransaction - Social Science - 221 pages
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Constructionist Controversies reviews the substantial con- tributions 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.
 

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Contents

Context and Legacy
3
For a Cautious Naturalism
55
The Reflectivity of Constructionism
69
Do We Need a General Theory of Social Problems?
83
The Limitations of the Strict
109
Social Constructionism and Social Problems Work
131
Miller
153
Social Constructionism in Critical Feminist
181
Cultural Theory Social Construction and Social
193
Constructing Conditions People Morality
207
Index
217
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