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.

Technology, Self and the Moral Project

Technology, Self and the Moral Project

Technology, self and the moral project

One of the central challenges for any culture is that of securing an acceptable, if not virtuous, mode of collective life. In effect, every culture is challenged by what we may loosely term a moral project. At least since the Enlightenment, we in Western culture have wished to answer this challenge by some means other than force of arms. Rather, in place of this crude form of control we have generally wished to link institutional order to a rational scaffold. That is, we have sought to construct an intelligibility that can be shared by all, an image of a moral life and how it is to be achieved. For over three centuries hopes for ...

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