Social Constructionisms : Approaches to the Study of the Human World
This dynamic text invites critical reflection on these questions and more, outlining the various ways that social constructionist theory has been utilised in the social sciences. Hjelm introduces the basic assumptions of social constructionism - before examining the differences between various constructionist traditions and perspectives - from Berger and Luckmann's sociology of knowledge, to constructionist approaches in social psychology and discourse analysis.
Through a diverse range of case studies on religion, crime, gender and the media, the chapters demonstrate how to apply constructionist ideas in empirical social research. Social Constructionisms is thus an invaluable source for students and scholars across the social sciences.
An insightful introduction to the key traditions in the study of social constructionism, evaluating their similarities and differences, and their strengths and weaknesses, through the use of case studies that apply each particular perspective to everyday life.
Format: Hardback | 144pages
Dimensions: 234 mm x 156 mm x | 382 gr
Publication Date: 20140522
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
ISBN 13: 9781403939999