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Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism : Inquiries in Social Construction - Ian Patrick

Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism

Inquiries in Social Construction

By: Ian Patrick (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780761953777
Number Of Pages: 176

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This book charts a clear and accessible path through some of the key debates in contemporary psychology. Drawing upon the wider critical and discursive turn in the human sciences, Social Constructionism, Discourse and Realism explores comprehensively the many claims about what we can know of `reality' in social constructionist and discursive research in psychology.



Relativist versus realist tensions go to the heart of current theoretical and methodological issues, not only within psychology but across the social and human sciences. By mapping the connections between theory, method and politics in social research and placing these within the context of the broader social constructionist and discursive debates, the internationally renowned contributors offer the reader an invaluable survey of the debates.

Foreword
Realism, Relativism and Critique in Psychology
DEBATES
Overview
Realism, Relativism, Social Constructionism and Discourse
Fragments in the Realization of Relativism
Language, Practice and Realism
What Is To Be Done? (With Apologies to Lenin!)
As One in a Web? Discourse, Materiality and the Place of Ethics
Social Constructionism and Revolutionary Socialism
A Contradiction in Terms?
Commentaries
Across the S-S Divide
The Perverse and Pervasive Character of Reality
Some Comments on the Effects of Monism and Dualism
Psychology's Subject
A Commentary on the Relativism/Realism Debate
Constructionism and Realism
How Are We To Go On?
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ISBN: 9780761953777
ISBN-10: 0761953779
Series: Inquiries in Social Construction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3