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.

The Ethical Challenge of Global Organization

The Ethical Challenge of Global Organization

The ethical challenge of global organization

In many respects the chaotic crush towards global organizing can be viewed with alarm. In previous centuries it was only the emperor, the Pope, the king or the führer who possessed sufficient power and resources to imagine globalization – the possibility of extending indefinitely the perimeters of influence, ownership, imprimatur and/or self-aggrandizement. With the twentieth-century development of low-cost technologies of communication and transportation, the potential for globalization has become available to virtually all – from youth activists in Tiananmen Square and the wine-maker in rural Argentina, to the paper towel manufacturer in a small city. Because of essential needs for an expanding market and low-cost labour and materials, the most aggressive thrust toward globalization ...

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