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1) What's wrong with declairing war on social problems? Think of particular social problems and why it is not helpful (or even detrimental) to conceptualize the solutions to social problems using the war metaphor. 2) What are the major problems with healthcare in the United States? Think especially in terms of professionals' roles in the system and the changes that have taken place over the last few decades. 3) What are the major problems with the American prison system? Think about the current approach and what might work better. Whats wrong with declaring war on social problems? Declaring war is a common way to talk about social issues Image of warfare: Defines the social problem as an enemy to be fought Sense of righteousness Rally members of society Conflict is justified - the alternative is allowing the enemy to remain People who disagree are traitors Why wars fail: Social problems are complex and multifaceted War metaphor depicts simplicity
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '06 term at Rutgers.

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