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.

From Identity to Relational Politics

From identity to relational politics

Social construction and identity politics form a pair of star-crossed lovers, entwined in a relationship suffused with passion, provocation and perfidy. No easy relationship this, but one in which deep intimacy has given birth to an enormously influential array of movements across the land. As I presently see it, however, the fecundity of this union is rapidly diminishing. The tensions between these otherwise intimates have burst into bitterness. Their love-children now tread very mean streets – with damaging counter-critique, derision, disregard and disaffection on every darkened corner. And with identity politics under siege, social constructionism now seems a suspicious ally – if not indeed an assassin. Can identity politics sustain its course successfully, and should its relationship ...

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