Invitation to Social Construction by Kenneth J. Gergen
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Invitation to Social Construction
By Kenneth J. Gergen

An Invitation to Social Construction

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Invitation to Social Construction by Kenneth J. Gergen

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"Remains an authoritative overview of the field, but is now markedly more accessible. It will be invaluable to students and scholars looking for a sustained and engaging inquiry into the premises and practices of social constructionism." (Dr Matthew Adams, University of Brighton). "Kenneth Gergen elegantly presents his constructionist ideas in a style that is both relational and inviting, and, at the same time, comprehensive and thorough. By tracing the history of his ideas, he provides a blueprint for others to follow by including further reflections and additional references. Dr Gergen once again has paved the way for innovative, relational, and ethical ways of thinking about pedagogy, research and practice. I strongly recommend this outstanding book for child and youth care practitioners, social workers, counselors, mediators and psychologists." (Marie Hoskins, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria). "This aptly titled book provides an accessible theoretical introduction to social constructionism applicable to numerous fields: therapy, education, research. As a teacher of Family Therapy, this book provides a foundation for understanding social constructionist therapy models and research and adds depth to my students understanding of these models." (Kevin Lyness, Antioch University). Reflecting the significant developments in constructivist thought and practice, the Second Edition of An Invitation to Social Construction has been thoroughly revised and updated with material on major new areas such as discourse analysis, action research, the body and environmentalism. While still preserving the celebrated wide-ranging and profound approach of the first, the Second Edition, now with pedagogical features throughout, is even more accessible for students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412923019
ISBN-10: 1412923018
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 13mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Kenneth J. Gergen

Invitation to Social Construction by Kenneth J. Gergen Invitation to Social Construction, Paperback (April 2015)

This new edition of Kenneth J. Gergen's bestselling textbook is now even more accessible for students, offering a clear and thorough introduction to one of the most significant movements in contemporary social science. Adopted widely across psychology, sociology, business, education, counselling, social work, health and linguistics degrees.

Ethical Space of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice by Kenneth J. Gergen Ethical Space of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Paperback (May 2013)

This book makes a vital contribution to the understanding of ethics as the cornerstone of mindfulness-based practice, and will be of interest to all those involved in delivering mindfulness-based interventions, including psychologists, counselors, spiritual directors, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, and educators.

Historical Dimensions of Psychological Discourse by Kenneth J. Gergen Historical Dimensions of Psychological Discourse, Paperback (December 2006)

This book challenges the popular and scholarly concepts of psychological reality throughout history.

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Author Biography - Kenneth J. Gergen

Kenneth J. Gergen is a Senior Research Professor at Swarthmore College, USA, and President of the Taos Institute. He has been the recipient of many awards throughout the world. His major works include Realities and Relationships: Soundings in Social Construction; The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life; and Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community.

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