Reconsidering social constructionism : debates in social problems theory / James A. Holstein and Gale Miller, editors

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Subjects: Social problems
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, c1993
Series: Social problems and social issues
Social problems and social issues
LC Classification: H, HN
Physical Description: xii, 560 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. I. Debates Within Social Constructionism
Revising the Constructionist Project
1. Reconsidering Social Constructionism / Gale Miller, James A. Holstein 5
2. Vernacular Constituents of Moral Discourse: An Interactionist Proposal for the Study of Social Problems / Peter R. Ibarra, John I. Kitsuse 25
3. The 1960s State as Social Problem: An Analysis of Radical Right and New Left Claims-Making Rhetorics / Carol A. B. Warren 59
Constructionist Responses
4. For a Cautious Naturalism / Jaber F. Gubrium 89
5. "Members Only": Reading the Constructionist Text / Joseph W. Schneider 103
6. Revised Social Constructionism: Traditional Social Science More Than a Postmodernist Analysis / Ronald J. Troyer 117
7. But Seriously Folks: The Limitations of the Strict Constructionist Interpretation of Social Problems / Joel Best 129
Ethnomethodological Concerns
8. Social Constructionism and Social Problems Work / James A. Holstein, Gale Miller 151
9. Social Problems and the Organization of Talk and Interaction / Courtney L. Marlaire, Douglas W. Maynard 173
10. The Reflexivity of Constructionism and Construction of Reflexivity / Melvin Pollner 199
11. Do We Need a General Theory of Social Problems? / David Bogen, Michael Lynch 213
Conclusion
12. Reconstituting the Constructionist Program / James A. Holstein, Gale Miller 241
Pt. II. New Challenges to Social Constructionism
13. New Challenges to Social Constructionism: Alternative Perspectives on Social Problems Theory / Gale Miller 253
Critical Challenges
14. The Problem with Social Problems: From Social Constructionism to Critical Theory / Ben Agger 281
15. Twenty-Two Theses on Social Constructionism: A Feminist Response to Ibarra and Kitsuse's "Proposal for the Study of Social Problems" / Avery F. Gordon 301
16. "Literacy" and Business: "Social Problems" as Social Organization / Dorothy E. Smith 327
Poststructuralist Challenges
17. Claims-Making from the Underside: Marginalization and Social Problems Analysis / Leslie J. Miller 349
18. (De)Construction, Postmodernism, and Social Problems: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasies at the "End of History" / Raymond J. Michalowski 377
19. Revenge of the Parasites: feeding off the ruins of sociological (de)construction / Stephen Pfohl 403
20. Panic Diary: (re)constructing a partial politics and poetics of dis-ease / Jackie Orr 441
Representational Challenges
21. Constructionism and Practices of Objectivity / Lawrence E. Hazelrigg 485
22. Moral Mimesis and Political Power: Toward a Rhetorical Understanding of Deviance, Social Control, and Civic Discourse / Richard Harvey Brown 501
23. How Come Prose? The Writing of Social Problems / Laurel Richardson 523
24. Social Constructionism and Its Critics: Assessing Recent Challenges / Gale Miller, James A. Holstein 535
Index 549
Additional Authors: Holstein, James A
Miller, Gale
Notes: LCCN: 92036344
ISBN: 0202304566 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 26809980
ISBN/ISSN: 0202304566