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Social Problems: Who Makes Them?


Social Problems: Who Makes Them?

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This is a free, online textbook/course that "will help you to discover how these issues are identified, defined, given meaning and acted upon. You will also look at the conflicts within social science in this area."
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 23, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 20, 2012
Submitter: Cathy Swift



Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for michael miller
3 years ago

michael miller (Faculty)

This is a free online text that addresses the social construction of social problems.  It does not give depth examination of given social problems, but rather provides a very thoughtful treatment of the transformation by which an issue becomes a "social problem."  Focuses as well on the role of various parties involved in this process, including political and economic elites.  Informative student activities included.  Would serve as an excellent supplement for a social problems course.

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Straight text devoid of hyperlinks / easily navigable.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes