Social Construction in Context

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SAGE, 2001 M05 23 - 223 pages

This latest book by one the world's leading protagonists in the field will be welcomed not just by psychologists but by students, academics and professionals interested in social constructionism across a wide range of subjects.

Social Construction in Context

explores the potentials of social constructionist theory when placed in diverse intellectual and practical contexts. It demonstrates the achievements of social constructionism, and what it can now offer various fields of inquiry, both academic, professional and applied, given the proliferation of the theory across the social sciences and humanities.
 

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Contents

Social Construction and the Human Sciences
7
Social Construction and Societal Practice
96
Social Construction and Pedagogical Practice
115
The Ethical Challenge of Global Organization
137
Organizational Science in a Postmodern Context
149
Social Construction and Cultural Context
169
Technology Self and the Moral Project
184
Bibliography
198
Index
220
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About the author (2001)

Kenneth J. Gergen is a Senior Research Professor at Swarthmore College, USA, and President of the Taos Institute. He has been the recipient of many awards throughout the world. His major works include Realities and Relationships: Soundings in Social Construction; The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life; and Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community.

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