On The Nature And Dynamics Of Social Construction - The Case Of Aids
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Soc. Sci. Q.
Public-Opinion; Symbolic Racism; Attitudes; Homophobia; Responses; Victims; Fear; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
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.
Social Science Quarterly
Pollock, P. H.; Lilie, S. A.; and Vittes, M. E., "On The Nature And Dynamics Of Social Construction - The Case Of Aids" (1993). Faculty Bibliography. 1897.