Description - Feminist Reconstructions in Psychology by Mary Gergen
Feminist Reconstructions in Psychology introduces a distinctive new mode of doing psychology based on social constructionism. Mary Gergen presents new forms of theory and methods of inquiry relating social constructionism to feminist topics. Each chapter highlights different topics of special concern within gender studies, especially the psychology of women. The book draws on the central tenets of postmodern inquiry and emphasizes: reflexivity; the social basis of reality making; the breakdown of traditional narrative forms; the loss of objectivity as a scientific standard; the possibilities for new forms of doing research; This unique book provides an insight into an intriguing movement that is gaining momentum across the social sciences and humanities. Feminist Reconstruction in Psychology contains illustrated material which may render the book unsuitable for certain markets.
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Author Biography - Mary Gergen
Dr. Gergen is Professor Emerita at Penn State University, Brandywine, in the Philadelphia area. She has taught courses in many subfields in psychology and in Women's Studies. Her major academic focus has been on social constructionist theory and feminism. Currently she is an officer in the Taos Institute, a non-profit educational organization. She also advises Ph.D. students in applied social science fields. Her work has taken her to many countries around the glove, most recently Nanjing, China. Recent collaborators include Kenneth J. Gergen and Ellen Cole.