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.

Placemaking, Social Construction, and the Global South

Placemaking, Social Construction, and the Global South

Placemaking, social construction, and the global south
Celiane Camargo-Borges Cesar A. Ferragi


Since the 1990s, interest in the concept of place (as opposed to space) has emerged across a spectrum of social science disciplines, such as planning (Friedmann, 2010), public art (Fleming, 2007), and community building (Gober and Trapido-Lurie, 2006). ‘Place’, in these diverse disciplines, has been defined as sense of place, attachment to place, place meanings, place dependence, place identity, and place-based planning (Amsden et al., 2011). The spectrum of these studies, increasingly referred to as placemaking, is wide and touches on and borrows from a variety of areas. This chapter affirms that place-oriented approaches can be linked with community-based ...

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