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Some Consequences of Contextual Constructionism

Ronald J. Troyer
Social Problems
Vol. 39, No. 1 (Feb., 1992), pp. 35-37
DOI: 10.2307/3096910
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3096910
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Abstract

In response to Rafter's paper, "Claims-Making and the Eugenics Campaign, "the author highlights the new theoretical ground covered by social constructionists, and the departure of the paper from this orientation. The primary criticism of Rafter's work is that it returns to an objectivist approach by relying on historical accounts as explanations for a focus on women in the first eugenics campaign, and by attributing discrepancies between "facts" and claims of the actors to motives.

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