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Constructing the Social : Inquiries in Social Construction - Theodore R. Sarbin

Constructing the Social

Inquiries in Social Construction

By: Theodore R. Sarbin (Editor), John I. Kitsuse (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st January 1994
ISBN: 9780803986800
Number Of Pages: 270

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This comprehensive volume explores the concrete implications of social constructionist theory, and provides a clear overview of how to do social constructionist research and analysis.

Leading psychologists and sociologists ground theory with practical examples to clearly illustrate the view that human beings are principally social agents rather than passive reactors or information processors. Each chapter analyzes the historical and cultural contexts implicit in a wide range of key issues including anxiety, the family, intelligence, ageing and depression.

`Provides diverse examples of constructionist analysis in practice, thereby illuminating both its virtues and its vices' - Reviewing Sociology

Prologue
Public Documents as Sources of Social Constructions
The Social Construction of Personal Histories
Gendered Lives in Popular Autobiographies
The Social Construction of Pregnancy and Fetal Development
Notes on a Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Endangerment
Correspondents' Images of Martin Luther King Jr
An Interpretive Theory of Movement Leadership
Sociopolitical Factors in The Construction of Social Categories
Practices of Truth-Finding in a Court of Law
The Case of Revised Stories
Gender, Science and Sexual Dysfunction
The Many and Varied Social Constructions of Intelligence
Some Constructionist Observations on 'Anxiety' and its History
The Deconstruction of Popular Conceptions
Genius
A Social Construction, the Case of Beethoven's Initial Recognition
Ageism and the Deployments of 'Age'
A Constructionist View
Cocaine Careers
Historical and Individual Constructions
A Sociocultural Construction of 'Depressions'
Constructing Family
Descriptive Practice and Domestic Order
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ISBN: 9780803986800
ISBN-10: 0803986807
Series: Inquiries in Social Construction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 21st January 1994
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34

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