Is social constructionism beneficial in understanding and solving problems inside the society?
Social problems are a widespread phenomenon that exists in every society all over the world, whether they are the same or diverse, whether they are being tackled or not, they are still active. A social problem is a social condition or pattern of behavior that has negative consequences for individuals, our social or physical world. Social problems can be understood by a social constructionism approach, which explores the assumptions embedded in the labeling of people and emphasizes the importance of social expectations in the analysis of taken-for-granted or apparently natural social processs. Social constructionism deploys norms, language, discourse, and power as key concepts and analytical tools in the understanding of social problems and policy responses. If only a few people experience an issue, then it is likely to remain a private matter and not attract public concern. However, when a large sector of society is affected by the issue, it becomes a social problem. For instance, a single individual being unemployed is not a social problem but the repercussions of 1.43 million people being unemployed will generate a social problem.