Title

On The Nature And Dynamics Of Social Construction - The Case Of Aids

Title - Alternative

Soc. Sci. Q.

Keywords

Public-Opinion; Symbolic Racism; Attitudes; Homophobia; Responses; Victims; Fear; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

Abstract

The evolution of AIDS as a social problem has been consistent in its group-symbolic connection to homosexuals. Attitudes toward gays are found to be strongly related to opinions about AIDS-infected school children, a group having nothing in common with homosexuals-save for the shared emblem of the disease. Furthermore, citizens who are the most politically involved are more polarized on this AIDS-related issue than are less sophisticated members of the public.

Publication Title

Social Science Quarterly

Volume

74

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

123

Last Page

135

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993KQ45300008

ISSN

0038-4941

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