`Kenneth Gergen's new book, An Invitation to Social Construction, may be the best introduction to the scholarship on social constructionism available today - but that's not all it is. It is also an inspiring and optimistic vision of what we can do to create better lives for ourselves....Gergen's new book is a key book for you to read' - Amazon
`This book lives up to its title; it is indeed "an invitation". Where most "invitations" are more, "a beginner guide to..." Gergen really seems to be saying to his audience, "have a look at this, what do you think?" I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this slim volume to any student or experienced practitioner- we all need reminding regularly of our lack of ownership of the truth' - Society for Existential Analysis
`This book, written by one of the disciplines' leading scholars and proponents, provides an interesting and reader-friendly introduction to social Constructionism, which, unlike many other books concerned with social constructionism and related issues (eg Parker 1998), does not seem to address only an academic audience who are arguably already familiar with its underlying theory, general tenets and central debates....This is a facinating and stimulating book, and Gergen's positivity and passion for the perspectives he espouses are apparent in all it's pages' - Journal of Sociolinguistics
`This book lives up to it's title; it is indeed "an invitation". Where most "invitations" are more, "a beginner's guide too....", Gergen really seems to be saying to his audience, "have a look as this, what do you think?" i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this slim volume to any student or experienced practitioner - we all need reminding regularly of our lack of ownership of the truth' - The Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis
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About the Author
Kenneth J. Gergen is a Senior Research Professor at Swarthmore College, USA, and President of the Taos Institute. He has been the recipient of many awards throughout the world. His major works include Realities and Relationships: Soundings in Social Construction; The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life; and Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community.