Social construction: entering the dialogue
Ken and Mary Gergen present an account of social constructionist thought that will enable students, colleagues and practitioners - as well as those who are simply curious - to gain a basic understanding and appreciation of the drama of constructionist ideas in action - in organizations, psychotherapy, education, conflict resolution, social research, and everyday life.
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