Crime Talk: How Citizens Construct a Social Problem

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Crime in the streets has remained consistently among the most conspicuous aspects of the American political landscape. Sasson argues that the significance of our national pre-occupation with the issue depends on how it is constructed or -framed- in the mass media and in everyday conversation. Drawing on the methodology for analyzing issue frames in political discourse developed by William Gamson (who has contributed a foreword to this book), Sasson identifies the five interpretative frames that comprise the crime debate: ...

Crime Talk: How Citizens Construct a Social Problem 1995, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780202305479

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