How claims spread : cross-national diffusion of social problems / Joel Best, editor

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Subjects: Social problems--Cross-cultural studies
Social policy--Cross-cultural studies
Cultural relativism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, c2001
Series: Social problems and social issues
LC Classification: H, HN
Physical Description: viii, 306 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Contributors
1. Introduction: The Diffusion of Social Problems / Joel Best 1
2. Social Problems Claims and the Undefended Border: The Case of Canada and the United States / Vincent F. Sacco, Karim Ismaili 19
3. Reinventing Abortion as a Social Problem: "Postabortion Syndrome" in the United States and Britain / Ellie Lee 39
4. Constructing a "Dangerous Gun Culture" in Britain: New Gun Control Laws, 1997 / J. Robert Lilly 69
5. Bullying: The British Contribution to the Construction of a Social Problem / Frank Furedi 89
6. The Evolution of Road Rage in Britain and the United States / Joel Best, Frank Furedi 107
7. Frame Diffusion from the U.S. to Japan: Japanese Arguments Against Pornocomics, 1989-1992 / Tadashi Suzuki 129
8. How Europe Discovered Its Sex-Offender Crisis / Philip Jenkins 147
9. Contemporary Youth Music and "Risk" Lifestyles / Andy Bennett 169
10. The Diffusion of Organ-Theft Narratives / Veronique Campion-Vincent 185
11. The United States and Smoking Problems in Japan / Jun Ayukawa 215
12. The Legal Problem of Sexual Harassment and Its International Diffusion: A Case Study of Austrian Sexual-Harassment Law / Mia Cahill 243
13. Successful and Unsuccessful Diffusion of Social Policy: The United States, Canada, and the Metric System / Grace Ellen Watkins, Joel Best 267
14. Child Protection without Children - or Finnish Children without Problems? / Tarja Poso 283
Index 305
Additional Authors: Best, Joel
Notes: LCCN: 00046926
ISBN: 0202306534 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0202306542 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 45023173
ISBN/ISSN: 0202306534