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Social Constructionism : Sources and Stirrings in Theory and Practice (Paperback)

Author: Lock, Andy

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Social Constructionism: Sources and Stirrings in Theory and Practice offers an introduction to the different theorists and schools of thought that have contributed to the development of contemporary social constructionist ideas, charting a course through the ideas that underpin the discipline. From the New Science of Vico in the 18th century, through to Marxist writers, ethnomethodologists and Wittgenstein, ideas as to how socio-cultural processes provide the resources that make us human are traced to the present day. Despite constructionists often being criticised as 'relativists', 'activists' and 'anti-establishment' and for making no concrete contributions, their ideas are now being adopted by practically-oriented disciplines such as management consultancy, advertising, therapy, education and nursing. Andy Lock and Tom Strong aim to provoke a wider grasp of an alternative history and tradition that has developed alongside the one emphasised in traditional histories of the social sciences.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521708357
SKU 211970819
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521708354
Release Date 5/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0402
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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