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Thinking about Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives (Social Problems and Social Issues) [Paperback]

Donileen R. Loseke
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December 31, 2003 0202306844 978-0202306841 2

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 “new social movements” 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, “Loseke 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 accuracy… [W]ould provide a solid base for any social problems class.” Contemporary Sociology wrote that the book is “engagingly well written in a personal, unpretentious style, and well informed by the author’s knowledge of the professional literature.”


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“Readers will find this book engagingly well written in a personal, unpretentious style, and well informed by the author’s knowledge of the professional literature.”

—Lawrence T. Nichols, Contemporary Sociology

About the Author

Donileen R. Loseke is professor of sociology at the University of South Florida. A past president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, she is the author of The Battered Woman and Shelters: The Social Construction of Wife Abuse, and coeditor (with Richard Gelles) of Current Controversies on Family Violence.


Product Details

  • Series: Social Problems and Social Issues
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Aldine Transaction; 2 edition (December 31, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0202306844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0202306841
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #562,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Horrifyingly Slow Read November 6, 2013
By KLH
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I had heard both positives and negatives about this author's social problems related writings before, but only thought to really read it after it was assigned for an extra class I was taking this semester. I had read many sociology books before and found them incredibly interesting, so maybe this one would be the same.

Wrong.

The writing is incredibly repetitive throughout, as if she doesn't quite understand how to get her points across in any other way, and does seem to have knowledge of what some of these words she's using mean, almost making up her own definitions as she goes along. It could get quite confusing and I would not recommend to anyone who is interested. This is one sociology text which will never be picked back off the shelf...except perhaps to get rid of it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed May 24, 2011
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Insightful and articulate thoughts but the book tends to be repetitive and bland. The overall thesis could be stated in a much smaller text. Some of the terminology is quite comical.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book September 6, 2008
By L. Bui
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i bought this for my constructing social problems course. and the author is actually my professor. the book is easy to read. i recommend this to everyone
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3.0 out of 5 stars Clear but Dry April 26, 2006
By DLJ
Format:Paperback
While this text does provide a reasonably clear and accessible introduction to the constructionist perspective, it is very dry. Loseke also tends to get repetitive. I never would have finished this book if it hadn't been required for a class. It could have been a lot shorter and needed something more to make it interesting and engaging.
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