• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book charts a clear and accessible path through some of the key debates in contemporary psychology. Drawing upon the wider critical and discursive turn in the human sciences, Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism explores comprehensively the many claims about what we can know of `reality' in social constructionist and discursive research in psychology. Relativist versus realist tensions go to the heart of current theoretical and methodological issues, not only within psychology but across the social and human sciences. By mapping the connections between theory, method and politics in social research and placing these within the context of the broader social constructionist and discursive debates, the int

Overview: Realism, Relativism, Social Constructionism and Discourse
Overview: Realism, relativism, social constructionism and discourse
VivienBurr

The central theme of the contributions to this book, the realism/relativism debate, revolves around methodological and moral questions. These questions are about the social sciences, about their contribution to the social construction ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles