Social Constructionist Psychology: A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice (BOK)
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* How can ideas about the social construction of reality be reconciled with the material and embodied aspects of our being? * In what ways can a realist framework inform social constructionist research? * What are the limits of social constructionism? This accessible text draws together for the first time a wide range of emerging issues, ideas and discussions in constructionist psychology. It shows how these issues are relevant to everyday life, using carefully-chosen examples to illustrate its arguments, and provides a coherent and challenging introduction to the field. The book explores the growing conviction that dominant 'discursive' trends in social constructionism - which deal with the analysis of language and discourse to the exclusion of the material world, embodiment, personal-social history, and power - are inadequate or incomplete and risk preventing social constructionism from maturing into a viable and coherent body of theory, method and practice. In highlighting what are seen as deficiencies in current constructionist approaches, it inevitably takes a somewhat critical stance. However, the contributing authors are committed to a constructionist analysis of the human condition - into which they seek to reintegrate the material and embodied aspects of our nature. As a result, the completion of social constructionism is brought a step closer and its continued importance is underlined.
|Utgitt||1999||Forfatter||David J. Nightingale, John Cromby|
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||256||Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm|
|Vekt||402 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Semantics, discourse analysis, etc, Social, group or collective psychology|