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.

Community Building from a Social Constructionist Lens

Community Building from a Social Constructionist Lens

Community building from a social constructionist lens
Marie L. Hoskins

At its very core, sustainable community development is grounded in the belief that all people should have access to health, well-being, wealth, justice and opportunity. Needless to say, these macro-level goals for humanity are not achieved easily, yet they underlie many community development and community-building projects throughout the world. They have also been the ultimate goals of all of the chapters in this section and have been achieved in various ways and in a variety of contexts. Despite their unique and innovative approaches, the authors’ processes for achieving such goals have one important strategy in common: when engaging in community development projects, they ...

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