The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Individuals in Competition or Communities in Connection? Narrative Therapy in the Era of Neoliberalism

Individuals in Competition or Communities in Connection? Narrative Therapy in the Era of Neoliberalism

Individuals in competition or communities in connection? narrative therapy in the era of neoliberalism
Jill Freedman Gene Combs

In his writing (e.g., White, 2001) and teaching around the turn of the century, Michael White called our attention to metaphors that had to do with ownership and personal property. Here's an excerpt, recently transcribed from one of his lectures (White, 2018, 2:07):

How many of you have resources, personal resources? … The whole idea that we have these personal properties is associated with the development of modern liberal theory. … One of the cornerstones of liberal theory was … the recognition and preservation of the individual's right ...

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