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Description - Threatened Children by Joel Best

Child abuse, incest, child molestation, Halloween sadism, child pornography: although clearly not new problems, they have attracted more attention than ever before. "Threatened Children "asks why. Joel Best analyzes the rhetorical tools used by child advocates when making claims aimed at raising public anxiety and examines the media's role in transmitting reformers' claims and the public's response to the frightening statistics, compelling examples, and expanding definitions it confronts. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from criminal justice records to news stories, from urban legends to public opinion surveys, Best reveals how the cultural construction of social problems evolves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226044262
ISBN-10: 0226044262
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 200mm x 15mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joel Best

Joel Best is professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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