The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Julie Hepworth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761953098
Format: PDF
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`A readable book that contains simplified information of some complicated concepts. It will prove of benefit to those readers in the field of women and social studies' - European Eating Disorders Review The concepts presented in this book are carefully argued, succinctly organized, and genuinely stimulating.... It provokes clinicians to think about treatment and the effect of diagnostic practices, it provokes researchers to ask different questions, and it provokes students to read beyond dominant and conventional texts. This is a timely and important publication that deserves to feature prominently in the ongoing study of anorexia nervosa' - Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology

Pathology and the Postmodern

Author: Dwight Fee
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761952534
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`This is a wonderful volume, powerfully written, timely, insightful, and filled with major pieces; the passion, intellectual rigor and sense of history found here promises to shape this field in the decades to come. This volume sets the agenda for the future' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois Pathology and the Postmodern explores the relationship between mental distress and social constructionism using new work from eminent scholars in the fields of sociology, psychology and philosophy. The authors address: how specific cultural, economic and historical forces converge in contemporary psychiatry and psychology; how new syndromes, subjectivities and identities are being constructed and

Social Construction in Context

Author: Kenneth J Gergen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446228681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This latest book by one the world's leading protagonists in the field will be welcomed not just by psychologists but by students, academics and professionals interested in social constructionism across a wide range of subjects. Social Construction in Context explores the potentials of social constructionist theory when placed in diverse intellectual and practical contexts. It demonstrates the achievements of social constructionism, and what it can now offer various fields of inquiry, both academic, professional and applied, given the proliferation of the theory across the social sciences and humanities. First order issues of concern within the academic world, objectivity, truth, power and ideology, are now being augmented by widespread developments in practice - therapeutic, pedagogical, organizational and political. This book looks closely at these developments and examines both the positive potentials and limitations of social constructionist theory when applied to a variety of domains. It has been written in an accessible and scholarly manner making it suitable for a wide-ranging readership.

Handbook of narrative inquiry

Author: D. Jean Clandinin
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN:
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Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.

Gender

Author: Grace Galliano
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Designed to engage students with its unique writing style and critical thinking, this text provides an overview to the study of Gender while emphasizing cross cultural/multicultural issues to demonstrate what's truly universal about Gender. Galliano's text has been extensively class-tested at Texas AandM University and has been carefully evaluated against nearly 100 detailed student reviews.

Social Construction

Author: Mary Gergen
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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'Social Construction: A Reader is a superb selection of classic and contemporary readings representing the major viewpoints central to social constructionism' Journal of Community and Applied Psychology Social Construction: A Reader is a collection of classic and contemporary articles, representing the major viewpoints central to social constructionism. It provides the reader with an overview of the key empirical research ideas and papers written by an outstanding collection of international authors in each of the substantive areas of the field, including philosophical, social science, ethnography, cultural studies and feminist thought. These readings are bought together in one accessible volume and are organized thematically with editorial commentaries to provide an intellectual context and aid student learning. The Reader is comprised of seven parts: - The Social Construction of the Real and the Good - Constructing the Person: Culture and Critique - Horizons of Inquiry - The Relational Reconstruction of the Self - Profusions of Practice - Cultural Analysis - Constructionism in Question Social Construction: A Reader will be essential reading for students across the social sciences. It will be an invaluable resource, both used indepently and as complimentary to Kenneth J Gergen's seminal text, An Invitation to Social Construction, also published by SAGE Publications.