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.
Part I: Social Construction and the Human Sciences
- Chapter 1: Constructionism and Realism: A Necessary Collision?
- Chapter 2: The Place of the Psyche in a Constructed World
- Chapter 3: The Limits of Pure Critique
- Chapter 4: Who Speaks and Who Responds in the Human Sciences?
- Chapter 5: History and Psychology: Conflict and Communion
Part II: Social Construction and Societal Practice
- Chapter 6: Therapy as Social Construction
- Chapter 7: Social Construction and Pedagogical Practice
- Chapter 8: The Ethical Challenge of Global Organization
- Chapter 9: Organizational Science in a Postmodern Context
Part III: Social Construction and Cultural Context