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Social Constructionism

Elizabeth Frazer

in The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295648
eISBN:
9780191599316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295642.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Communitarians have often embraced one form or another of ‘social constructionism’, but social construction of what and how is often unclear. ‘Social constructionism’ is treated to interpretive, ... More


Postempiricist Foundations: Social Constructionism and Practical Discourse

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of four chapters offering a postempiricist methodology for policy inquiry based on the logic of practical discourse, and examines the problems of policy research from an ... More


Social Constructionism: Implications for Lesbian and Gay Psychology

Celia Kitzinger

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter is mainly a discussion on the materialization of the historical and debate origins of today's sexual identity issues. The concept of social constructionism has branched into two ... More


Social Constructionism and the Contribution of Culture to Emotion

Craig Delancey

in Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142716
eISBN:
9780199833153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142713.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Social constructionism about emotions is the view that emotions are socially constructed entities. I defend the view that some emotions are pancultural and inherited capabilities against social ... More


Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Craig DeLancey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142716
eISBN:
9780199833153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142713.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Passionate Engines shows that our best understanding of emotion has important implications for understanding intentionality, rationality, phenomenal consciousness, artificial ... More


Citizens and Experts: Democratizing Policy Deliberation

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taking up the tension between democracy and science, the discussion in this chapter seeks to reformulate the relationship through the social constructionist perspective, emphasizing science as a ... More


Antinomies of Creativity: Lacan and Castoriadis on Social Construction and the Political

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This opening chapter aims at initiating a dialogue between Lacanian (political) theory and the social and political theory advanced by Cornelius Castoriadis. A follower of Lacan's seminar who ... More


Feminism and Evolutionary Psychology

Anne Campbell

in Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130027
eISBN:
9780199893874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

For many feminists in the social sciences, evolutionary psychologists are still seen as the enemy. The disagreement is not about the desirability of social change, but about where the causes of ... More


The Social Construction of Nature

Steven Vogel

in Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

To show something to be “socially constructed” is to show it not to be natural; in this sense there’s something paradoxical in the thesis that nature is itself socially constructed. The thesis might ... More


Researching Gender and Sexuality in Schools

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The chapter examines how sexuality and gender are traditionally researched in school settings. Exploring the methods that are used to study masculinities, highlighting their different styles and ... More


Curious Kinks

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter engages with current philosophical accounts of racial categories, paying particular attention to the relevance for recent philosophy of both social constructionism as well as the ... More


Housing pathways

David Clapham

in The meaning of housing: A pathways approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346384
eISBN:
9781447303893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346384.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter reviews the current ways of looking at housing. It examines some of the trends in post-modern societies and highlights the importance of individualism and the growing capacity of people ... More


Introduction: Scandals of Knowledge

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents an historically informed overview of epistemological skepticism-the perennial questioning of what we can know or how we come to know things--and its radicalized modern versions. ... More


Introduction

David Clapham

in The meaning of housing: A pathways approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346384
eISBN:
9781447303893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346384.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book aims to establish and elaborate a framework for analysing the housing field based on the concept of a housing pathway. This framework casts a different light on housing and opens up new ... More


Biological Perspectives on Sexual Orientation

J. Michael Bailey

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

One of the most frequently debated issues when it comes to sexual orientation is this: “Is homosexuality biological? Or is it freely chosen?” This chapter aims to account for the different views and ... More


Philosophy of Science

Jeffrey J. Martin

in Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190638054
eISBN:
9780190638078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638054.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Psychology grew out of philosophy, and the science of psychology is at the heart of how psychologists develop a body of knowledge. Despite the central role of science and philosophy in psychology, ... More


Metaphor and Culture

Zoltán Kövecses

in Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter discusses how we can conceptualize the phenomenon of “culture” from a cognitive linguistic point of view. This exploration leads to an “enhanced” view of culture, as well as context, ... More


Modernism, Race, and Aesthetics

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter offers a framework for moving beyond the familiar standoff between blackness and colorblindness through a particular version of social constructionism. The aesthetic contest between the ... More


Constructivism: Diversity of Approaches and Connections with Pragmatism

Kersten Reich

in John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents some of the most important developments in contemporary constructivism and demonstrates their connections to Pragmatism. It first offers a survey of ... More


The essential woman: Biophobia and the study of sex differences

in A mind of her own: The evolutionary psychology of women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199609543
eISBN:
9780191747717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609543.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Influential theories of gender development have rejected any role for biology. Social constructionists treat gender as a rhetorical construction. Socialization theories blame parents for ... More


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