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The Politics of Constructionism - Irving Velody

The Politics of Constructionism

By: Irving Velody (Editor), Robin Williams (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780761950424
Number Of Pages: 256

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This broad-ranging and clearly structured book critically overviews the many themes of social constructionism and its relevance to contemporary social and political issues. It brings together leading international contributors from across the social sciences, drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, politics, philosophy, cultural, gender and science studies.

Major questions and topics explored in its critique and application of constructionist ideas include the theory and practice of scientific method, the development of social and political policy, the use of social science statistical methods, self-identity and the politics of collective identities, and technological advances in reproductive medicine.

Introduction
Formulating Constructionism
Towards a Constructivist Genealogy of Social Constructivism
Constructionist Dialogues and the Vicissitudes of the Politics
On Being More Literal about Construction
The Limits of Constructionism
What Does the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge Explain?
The Reflexive Politics of Constructivism Revisited
Unconstructive
The Limits of Social Constructionism
Applying Constructionism
Relations, Communication and Power
Social Constructionism and the New Technologies of Reproduction
The Social Construction of Outliers
Procedure, Reflexivity and Social Constructionism
Social Constructionism as a Political Strategy
The Politics of Constructionism
Questions of Method
Social Constructionist Political Theory
Constructionism, Authority and the Ethical Life
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ISBN: 9780761950424
ISBN-10: 0761950427
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.36