Constructing the Social (Inquiries in Social Construction Series)

Constructing the Social (Inquiries in Social Construction Series)

By: John I. Kitsuse (editor), Theodore R. Sarbin (editor)Hardback

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This comprehensive volume explores the concrete implications of social constructionist theory, and provides a clear overview of how to do social constructionist research and analysis. Leading psychologists and sociologists ground theory with practical examples to clearly illustrate the view that human beings are principally social agents rather than passive reactors or information processors. Each chapter analyzes the historical and cultural contexts implicit in a wide range of key issues including anxiety, the family, intelligence, ageing and depression.


Prologue - Theodore R Sarbin and John I Kitsuse PART ONE: PUBLIC DOCUMENTS AS SOURCES OF SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS The Social Construction of Personal Histories - Mary Gergen Gendered Lives in Popular Autobiographies The Social Construction of Pregnancy and Fetal Development - Carol Brooks Gardner Notes on a Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Endangerment Correspondents' Images of Martin Luther King Jr - Stephen J Lilley and Gerald M Platt An Interpretive Theory of Movement Leadership PART TWO: SOCIOPOLITICAL FACTORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL CATEGORIES Practices of Truth-Finding in a Court of Law - Kim Lane Scheppele The Case of Revised Stories Gender, Science and Sexual Dysfunction - Mary Boyle The Many and Varied Social Constructions of Intelligence - Milton L Andersen Some Constructionist Observations on `Anxiety' and its History - Richard S Hallam PART THREE: THE DECONSTRUCTION OF POPULAR CONCEPTIONS Genius - Tia DeNora and Hugh Mehan A Social Construction, the Case of Beethoven's Initial Recognition Ageism and the Deployments of `Age' - Christopher L Bodily A Constructionist View Cocaine Careers - Karl E Scheibe Historical and Individual Constructions A Sociocultural Construction of `Depressions' - Morton Wiener and David Marcus Constructing Family - James A Holstein and Jaber F Gubrium Descriptive Practice and Domestic Order

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803986794
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780803986794
  • weight: 460
  • ISBN10: 0803986793

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