Social Constructionist Psychology

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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.

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    Number of Pages: 256
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780335201921
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    Listed in: Semantics, discourse analysis, etc, Social, group or collective psychology
    Publisher: Open University Press

    Books by John Cromby

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