Social Problems Readings

ISBN-10: 0393929329
ISBN-13: 9780393929324
Edition: 2008
Authors: Ira Silver
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Each reading includes a brief headnote and a handful of study questions.

Preface
To the Instructor
The Power to Construct Social Problems
Spotlighting Disaster: The Spectacular City: News Organizations and the Representation of Catastrophe
Waging War on Drugs: The Crack Attack: Politics and Media in the Crack Scare
Viewing Bodily Imperfection as a Health Problem: Millions for Viagra, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor
Seeing Police Mistreatment of Blacks as a Necessary Evil: Behind Police Brutality: Public Assent
Making Road Dangers Invisible: Drunk Drivers and Other Dangers
Getting Fat on Misinformation: The Center for Consumer Freedom, An Epidemic of Obesity Myths
Making School Shootings More Thinkable: Dying to Be Famous
The Problem with Welfare as We Know It: Why Do Stereotypes and Lies Persist?
How Social Problems Are Framed
Random Violence: Random Violence: How We Talk about New Crimes and New Victims
The Horrors of Child Abuse: Horror Stories and the Construction of Child Abuse
Dangerous Music in Black and White: Constructing Racial Rhetoric: Media Depictions of Harm in Heavy Metal and Rap Music
Injustice Based on Sexual Orientation: When Is Inequality a Problem? Victim Contests, Injustice Frames, and the Case of the Office of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Support Services at Indiana University
PMS and the Biological Flaws of Womanhood: Misdiagnosing the Body: Premenstrual Syndrome, Postmenstrual Syndrome, and Other Normal "Diseases"
Black and Undeserving: Exposing Myths about America's Poor: Race and Poverty in America: Public Misperceptions and the American News Media
Treating Social Problems as Emergencies: When Social Problems Are Treated as Emergencies
Killer Tales about Serial Killings: Using Murder: The Social Construction of Serial Homicide
Stalking as a Danger Potentially Menacing All Women: Stalking Strangers and Lovers: Changing Media Typifications of a New Crime Problem
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: This selection consists of a series of photos that illustrate the power of visual images in framing social problems
Competition among Social Problems
Selling Environmental Problems: Bringing the Issue Back In: Comparing the Marketability of the Ozone Hole and Global Warming
Compensating for Deficit versus Enhancing Performance: The Difference Between Steroids and Ritalin Is ...
The Crimes That Come to Mind: A Crime by Any Other Name ...
Babies Having Babies: Constructing an Epidemic
When Kids Become Victims of Violence: How a Few Isolated Tragedies-and Their Supposed Causes-Were Turned into a National Epidemic
Homeless, Not Poor: And We Are Not Seen: Ideological and Political Barriers to Understanding Homelessness
Catastrophes That Count: Flood Tide
Black Men as Criminals and as Victims
Policymaking and Outcomes
The War on Terror and a Terrified Public: Enemies Everywhere: Terrorism, Moral Panic, and US Civil Society
Fostering Personal Responsibility among Women on Welfare: Pyramids of Inequality
Providing Free Housing to the Homeless: Why Problems like Homelessness May Be Easier to Solve than to Manage
The Politics of Disaster: Disaster Aid: The Mix of Mercy and Politics
Labor Strife Produces Disgruntled Consumers: Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media
The Colored Stigma of Imprisonment: Blacks and Ex-Cons Need Not Apply
Gaming on Native American Reservations: Wheel of Misfortune
Acknowledgments

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