Constructing Identities: The Social, the Nonhuman and Change

Constructing Identities: The Social, the Nonhuman and Change

By: Mike Michael (author)Hardback

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This volume provides a distinctive overview and analysis of the place of social constructionism in social psychology. The author's arguments revolve around two key questions: How can social constructionism account for changes in human identities? In what ways might social constructionism accommodate a role for nonhumans - whether technological or `natural' - in the constitution of identity? Michael locates these questions between recent innovations in social psychology and the highly influential contributions of actor-network theory, which has come to dominate the sociology of scientific knowledge.

About Author

Mike Michael is a Lecturer in the Centre of Science Studies and Science Policy, Independent Studies at Lancaster University

Contents

Introduction Constructing Socially Constructed Identity Constructing a Critique of Social Constructionism Constructing Actor-Network Theory Actor-Network Theory and Identity Science, Knowledge and the Public Actors, Identities and `Natural' Nonhumans Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803989511
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780803989511
  • weight: 419
  • ISBN10: 0803989512

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