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'We must put ourselves in the position of the subject who tries to find his way in this world, and we must remember, first of all, that the environment by which he is influenced and to which he adapts himself is his world, not the objective world of science.'

W.I. Thomas
and
F. Znaniecki

Qualitative Sociology Review
2015
Volume XI Issue 2





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Contents


Editorial:

Introduction to Constructionist Futures: New Directions in Social Problems Theory
Donileen R. Loseke

Articles:

Expanding Studies of Claims-Making

Beyond Case Studies: Expanding the Constructionist Framework for Social Problems Research
Joel Best
Constructionism and the Textuality of Social Problems
Jared Del Rosso, Jennifer Esala
Towards a Theory of Interest Claims in Constructing Social Problems
Patrick Archer
Regulating Pornocomic Sales to Juveniles in Japan: Cycles and Path-Dependence of a Social Problem
Manabu Akagawa

Developing Understandings of Contexts

Contextual Understanding in Constructionism: A Holistic, Dialogical Model
Lawrence T. Nichols
Bringing Historical Dimensions Into the Study of Social Problems: The Social Construction of Authority
Frank Furedi
Claims-Making and Human Rights in Domestic and International Spheres
Jun Ayukawa
Claims-Makers Versus Non-Issue-Makers: Media and the Social Construction of Motorcycle Ban Problems in China
Jianhua Xu

Exploring Technology in Claims-Making

Online Claims-Making: The NRA and Gun Advocacy in Cyberspace
R.J. Maratea
Resinicization and Digital Citizenship in Hong Kong: Youth, Cyberspace, and Claims-Making
Michael Adorjan, Ho Lun Yau
Constructing Crime in a Database: Big Data and the Mangle of Social Problems Work
Carrie B. Sanders, Tony Christensen, Crystal Weston

Enlarging Constructionist Agendas

Social Constructionism Turned Into Human Service Work
Margaretha Järvinen, Gale Miller
Social Workers and the Sociological Sense of Social Problems: Balancing Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Social Construction
Maria Appel Nissen
The Crisis Model: A Socially Useful Psychologism
Katarina Jacobsson, Malin Åkerström


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