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Social Constructionism


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Table of Contents

1. What is Social Constructionism? 2. The Case for Social Constructionism 3. The Role of Language in Social Constructionism 4. What is a Discourse? 5. Is There a Real World Outside Discourse? 6. Identity and Subjectivity in Macro Social Constructionism 7. Identity and Subjectivity in Micro Social Constructionsm 8. Social Constructionist Research. 9. Issues and Debates in Social Constructionism Glossary Suggested Further Reading Bibliography Author Index Subject Index

About the Author

Vivien Burr is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, UK. In addition to Social Constructionism, she is the author of Gender and Social Psychology, The Person in Social Psychology and Invitation to Personal Construct Psychology (with Trevor Butt). She is currently researching the impact of elder care on working carers' lives.


"Social Constructionism is a great book, and has been on my recommended reading lists for a long time. It's been an obvious hit with students as my copy has gone missing."

- Andy Lock, School of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand

"This book is an excellent introduction to social constructionism, an important critical position in psychology. Its many strengths include its impressive clarity and concision, which make the book accessible to undergraduates, and its accuracy and sophistication in its accounts of complex theoretical positions, meaning that the readership can extend (and has extended) to postgraduate students and to academics moving into this area of work."

- Stephen Frosh, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

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