Social Constructionist Psychology: A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice (BOK)

David J. Nightingale, John Cromby

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter David J. Nightingale, John Cromby
Forlag
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780335201921
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

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