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Contemporary Social Constructionism: Key Themes
by Darin Weinberg
Temple University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-4399-0926-3 | Paper: 978-1-4399-0925-6 | Cloth: 978-1-4399-0924-9
Library of Congress Classification HM1093.W45 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 302

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In Contemporary Social Constructionism, Darin Weinberg provides a detailed, critical overview of the key themes of this school of thought, which explains how phenomena and ways of thinking develop in their social contexts. Weinberg traces the multiple roots of social constructionism, and shows how it has been used, critiqued, and refined within the social and human sciences. 


 


Contemporary Social Constructionism illuminates how constructionist social science developed in relation to positivism, critical and hermeneutic philosophy, and feminism and then goes on to distinguish the concept from postmodernism and deconstructionism. In addition, Weinberg shows how social constructionists have contributed to our understanding of biology, the body, self-knowledge, and social problems. 


 


The result is a contemporary statement of social constructionism that shores up its scientific veracity and demonstrates its analytic power, promise, and influence. The book concludes with a look toward the future of the concept and its use.   


 
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