Realities And Relationships / Edition 1

Realities And Relationships / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. Gergen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674749316

ISBN-13: 9780674749313

Pub. Date: 09/30/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Recent attempts to challenge the primacy of reason--and its realization in foundationalist accounts of knowledge and cognitive formulations of human action--have focused on processes of discourse. Drawing from social and literary accounts of discourse, Kenneth Gergen considers these challenges to empiricism under the banner of "social construction." His aim is to…  See more details below

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Recent attempts to challenge the primacy of reason--and its realization in foundationalist accounts of knowledge and cognitive formulations of human action--have focused on processes of discourse. Drawing from social and literary accounts of discourse, Kenneth Gergen considers these challenges to empiricism under the banner of "social construction." His aim is to outline the major elements of a social constructionist perspective, to illustrate its potential, and to initiate debate on the future of constructionist pursuits in the human sciences generally and psychology in particular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674749313
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

From Individual Knowledge to Communal Construction

The Impasse of Individual Knowledge

Crisis in Representation and the Emergence of Social Construction

Constructionism in Question

Social Construction and Moral Orders

Criticism and Consequence

Social Psychology and the Wrong Revolution

The Cultural Consequences of Deficit Discourse

Objectivity as Rhetorical Achievement

From Self to Relationship

Self-Narration in Social Life

Emotion as Relationship

Transcending Narrative in the Therapeutic Context

The Communal Origins of Meaning

Deceit: From Conscience to Community

Notes

References

Index

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