The word "position" has long been used in the field of social psychology. Now social psychologists are creating new theories on group positioning by studying everyday language and discourse and the application of some of these ideas has revealed the necessity of paying close attention to the local moral order within which both public and private intentional acts are performed. The study of local moral orders as ever-shifting patterns of rights and obligations of speaking and acting has come to be called by a new name - positioning theory - of which Rom HarrE is one of the leading exponents.In this book, Rom HarrE give a state of the art overview of positioning theory via contributions from some of the world's leading experts in the field.
1. The dynamics of social episodes: R. Harre and L. van Langenhove.
2. Introducing positioning theory: R. Harre and L. van Langenhove.
3. Positioning and personhood: B. Davies and R. Harré.
4. Preparing for positive positioning: D. Howie.
5. Reflexive positioning: autobiography: L. van Langenhove and R. Harré.
6. Reflexive positioning: culture and private discourse: Sui-lan Tan and F. M. Moghaddam.
7. Positioning and the recovery of social identity: S. Sabat and R. Harré.
8. Positioning and the writing of science: L. van Langenhove and R. Harré.
9. Positioning in technology: L. van Langenhove and R. Bertolink.
10. Positioning as the production and use of stereotypes: L. van Langenhove and R. Harré.
11. Strategies of positioning in 'national' discourse: L. Berman.
12. Positioning as display of cultural identity: D. Carbaugh.
13. Positioning in intergroup relations: Sui-lan Tan and F. M. Moghaddam.
14. New directions for positioning theory: R. Harre and L. van Langenhove.