CH04 - Norton Media Library Chapter 4 Experts as...

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Chapter 4 Experts as Claimsmakers Norton Media Library Joel Best
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Social Problems Experts Experts are individuals who are believed to have specialized knowledge about a particular subject, such that others in the social problems process defer to them about this topic or closely related topics. Perceived as important claimsmakers because of their specialized knowledge
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Social Problems Medicalization: process of defining troubles as medical problems Especially important in US history in last hundred or so years, as power of allopathic medicine increased
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Social Problems Medicalization: process of defining troubles as medical problems Why should medicalization concern us? Individuals given medical diagnoses are perceived as less responsible for their actions Constructs troubling conditions as individual troubles and overlooks social patterns in the larger society Medical model frame cedes ownership of these problems to physicians and medical organizations
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Social Problems Medicalization: process of defining troubles as medical problems
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