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From a leading figure in the field, this introductory text forms an elegant overview of social constructionism that is at once wide-ranging and accessible.In this landmark work Kenneth Gergen charts the background to the social constructionist movement and outlines the major debates, topics, and issues in a way that is at once profound yet highly readable. It is an interdisciplinary tour de force that will influence the development of teaching, research and social practice for years to come. An Invitation to Social Construction is essential reading for all students and academics interested in social constructionism and contemporary issues and debates across the social sciences. It will also speak significantly to therapists, organizational specialists, educators, and others engaged in practices of social change.
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Kenneth J. Gergen (born 1935) is an American psychologist and professor at Swarthmore College. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University (1957) and his Ph.D.