Thinking about Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives

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Januar 1999



Although the book promotes constructionism as an important approach to examining social problems, it does not ask readers to abandon belief that reality exists outside our definitions of it. Rather, it asks readers only to momentarily bracket those realities in order to examine how what we know about the world is a consequence of human activity and to consider the very practical relationships between what we think, how we act, and how our social world of moral evaluations, social policy, and social services is organized. In focusing on what constructionist examination tells readers about their own lives, this book encourages critical reasoning skills; it encourages readers to become thoughtful and knowledgeable consumers of all talk about social problems and to think about the individual, social, and political consequences of the process of constructing public worry.

EAN: 9780202306193
ISBN: 0202306194
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 238 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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