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.

Organizational Science in a Postmodern Context

Organizational Science in a Postmodern Context

Organizational science in a postmodern context
With TojoThatchenkery

There is broad agreement that within the Western world the greater part of the last century has been dominated by an interlocking array of conceptions that – retrospectively – may be termed modernist. These conceptions, in turn, are related to various techno-material conditions, undergird many forms of institutional life and inform a broad array of cultural practices – for example, within literature, art, architecture and industry. Analysts focus on differing aspects of this period, often using the term modernity to emphasize a composite of technological, economic and institutional features (Giddens, 1990; Jameson, 1984) and modernism to speak of intellectual and cultural patternings (Frascina and Harrison, 1982; Levenson, 1984). While opinions are widely varied, ...

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