The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Julie Hepworth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761953098
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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, 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
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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.

Feminism and discourse

Author: Celia Kitzinger
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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Discourse analysis is now a key methodology in social psychology and is considered an important tool by feminist psychologists. Feminism and Discourse is not only representative of the diverse schools using discourse analysis but also offers an informed examination of the value and methodology for feminism and psychology. A critical introduction contextualizes the recent debates in discourse analysis and illustrates four topics of key feminist concern: adolescent knowledge about menstruation, sexual harassment, gendered representation, and anorexia nervosa. The second part of the book contains five assessments of the utility of discourse analysis--both as theory and as method. Feminism and Discourse constitutes both a showcase for a major area of contemporary feminist social psychology in Britain and a critical evaluation of discourse analysis for the feminist project of intellectual, social, and political change. This book is essential reading for discourse analysts across the social sciences and for feminist social psychologists. It will also be of interest to students in social psychology, the psychology of women, psychology and language, women's studies, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Handbook of narrative inquiry

Author: D. Jean Clandinin
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.


Author: Grace Galliano
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.