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Gergen, Kenneth J.

Works: 192 works in 845 publications in 9 languages and 21,890 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Kenneth J Gergen
Social construction in context by Kenneth J Gergen( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social Construction in Context explores the potentials of social constructionist theory in diverse intellectual and practical contexts. It illustrates the achievements of social constructionist ideas across the social sciences and humanities and within practices of therapy, education, and organizational development. It also demonstrates how a constructionist orientation can illuminate various aspects of cultural life. This book examines both the positive potentials and the limitations of social constructionist ideas when applied to a variety of domains. Written in an accessible and scholarly manner, it is suitable for a wide-ranging readership." "Social Construction in Context will be essential reading within the fields of psychology, sociology, organizational behaviour, communication, cultural studies, and the health sciences. It should also appeal to those in the helping professions (i.e. therapists, counsellors and social workers)."--Jacket
Relational being : beyond self and community by Kenneth J Gergen( )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book builds on two current developments in psychology scholarship and practice. The first centers on broad discontent with the individualist tradition in which the rational agent, or autonomous self, is considered the fundamental atom of social life. Critique of individualism spring not only from psychologists working in the academy, but also from communities of therapy and counseling. The second, and related development from which this work builds, is the search for alternatives to individualist understanding. Thus, therapists such as Steve Mitchell, along with feminists at the Stone Center, expand the psychoanalytic tradition to include a relational orientation to therapy. The present volume gives voice to the critique of individualism, but its major thrust is to develop and illustrate a far more radical and potentially exciting landscape of relational thought and practice that now exists. More broadly, the book attempts to develop a thoroughgoing relational account of human activity. In doing so, Gergen reconstitutes 'the mind' as a manifestation of relationships and bears out these ideas in a range of everyday professional practices, including family therapy, collaborative classrooms, and organizational psychology. --From publisher's description
Relational responsibility : resources for sustainable dialogue by Sheila McNamee( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Relational Responsibility, the authors attempt to transform the concept of responsibility in such a way that the relational process replaces the individual as the central concern. This volume invites practices that replace alienation and isolation with meaning-building dialogue. Relational Responsibility will be a valuable resource in the study of communication theory, sociology, social theory, interpersonal and group communication, conflict management, and child abuse
The saturated self : dilemmas of identity in contemporary life by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

50 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a range of disciplines, from anthropology to psychoanalysis, this book explores the way we view ourselves and our relationships
Playing with purpose : adventures in performative social science by Mary M Gergen( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distilling decades of work spanning their prestigious careers, Mary M. and Kenneth J. Gergen make a strong case for enriching the social sciences through performative work. They present a unique exploration of the origins of performative social science and provide an intellectually rich overview of its significance in the field, as well as its evolving potential. Many of their own performance pieces are included in the volume. The authors envision a broadening of the social sciences, making it more accessible to non-experts and opening up new dialogues between society and science--and changing
Therapy as social construction by Sheila McNamee( )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Àn interesting collection of the state of the art of social constructionism and therapy, and a major contribution to reflection on therapeutic theory and practice' - Changes T̀he chapters are interesting as windows into wider debates beyond therapy to those within the human sciences over the organization of meaning and change in culture ... the value of this book is that it makes it possible for the reader to step back and think that therapy may mean different things to different communities, that therapy is not the touchstone but only one of many social constructions' - <i
An invitation to social construction by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'An Invitation to Social Construction', Kenneth Gergen charts the background to the social constructionist movement and outlines the major debates, topics and issues
The study of policy formation by Raymond Augustine Bauer( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward transformation in social knowledge by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Preface to the second edition, Gergen describes the significant movements taking place since the first edition was published over a decade ago. This fascinating and carefully reasoned book remains essential reading for psychologists, sociologists, philosophers of the social sciences and others seeking a fresh understanding of our concept of social knowledge
The self in social interaction by Chad Gordon( Book )

18 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social psychology: explorations in understanding by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and German and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 Theory and Research in Social Psychology.- What Is Social Psychology?.- The Shaping of Modern Social Psychology.- Theory in the Development of a Scholarly Profession.- The Development of Observational Skills.- Purposes of Theory.- Theory and Social Understanding.- Theory as a Sensitizing Device.- Theory as Liberation: The Critical Approach.- The Fruits of Research.- The Documentation of Social Life.- Social Prediction.- Demonstration of Theory.- Major Theoretical Paradigms in Social Psychology.- The Behaviorist Paradigm: A Living Tradition.- The Cognitive Paradigm: Turning Inward.- The Rule-
The psychology of behavior exchange by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and Japanese and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of self by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social exchange : advances in theory and research by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In developing scientific theory there is perhaps nothing more propitious than a compelling metaphor. If the metaphor is rich in imagery, complexly differentiated, emotionally evocative, and vitally wedded to the cultural lore, the theory to which it gives rise may enjoy a long and vigorous life. If the metaphor is sufficiently powerful, the theory may even be sustained in independence of systematic empirical support. Role theory is likely to remain prosperous so long as there is a thriving theater; decision theory experienced a dramatic rejuvenation with the development of the electronic computer; and, in spite of its archaic construction, Jungian theory will prevail so long as ancient myths and symbols continue to haunt us (d. Smith, 1978). From this standpoint, the development of social exchange theory is hardly surprising. Ex perience with the marketplace is extensive in society, its images are both complex and richly evocative, its challenges are often exciting and its lessons sometimes painful. It is thus both intellectually and emo tionally invigorating to consider the social arena in all its diversity as an extended market in which each individual seeks to maximize profits. The economic metaphor is hardly new to the social sciences. The recent intellectual roots of contemporary exchange theory can be traced to the works of Claude Levi-Strauss, Marcel Mauss, Karl Marx, and B
Texts of identity by John Shotter( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Social construction of the person by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume grew out of a discussion between the editors at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology meeting in Nashville in 1981. For many years the Society has played a leading role in encouraging rigorous and sophisticated research. Yet, our discussion that day was occupied with what seemed a major problem with this fmely honed tradition; namely, it was preoccupied with "accurate renderings of reality," while generally insensitive to the process by which such renderings are achieved. This tradition presumed that there were "brute facts" to be discovered about human interaction, with little consideration of the social processes through which "factuality" is established. To what degree are accounts of persons constrained by the social process of rendering as opposed to the features of those under scrutiny? This concern with the social process by which persons are constructed was hardly ours alone. In fact, within recent years such concerns have been voiced with steadily increasing clarity across a variety of disciplines. Ethno­ methodologists were among the first in the social sciences to puncture the taken-for-granted realities of life. Many sociologists of science have also turned their attention to the way social organizations of scientists create the facts necessary to sustain these organizations. Historians of science have entered a similar enterprise in elucidating the social, economic and ideological conditions enabling certain formulations to flourish in the sciences while others are suppressed. Many social anthropologists have also been intrigued by cross-cultural variations in the concept of the human being
Realities and relationships : soundings in social construction by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent attempts to challenge the primacy of reason - and its realization in foundationalist accounts of knowledge and cognitive formulations of human action - have focused on processes of discourse. Drawing from social and literary accounts of discourse Gergen considers these challenges to empiricism under the banner of "social construction." His aim is to outline the major elements of a social constructionist perspective, to illustrate its potential, and to initiate debate on the future of constructionist pursuits in the human sciences generally and psychology in particular. Realities and Relationships not only integrates the many voices of anti-empiricist criticism, it positions us to consider alternative conceptions of knowledge, new vistas for human science, and transformations in cultural practice
Historical social psychology( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vast majority of research in social psychology focuses on momentary events: an attitude is changed, dissonance is reduced, a cognition is primed, and so on. Little attention is a paid to the unfolding of events over time, to social life as an ongoing process in which events are related in various ways as life unfolds. Originally published in 1984, Historical Social Psychology opens a space for theory and research in which temporal process is central. Contributors to this broad-ranging work provide a rich range of perspectives, from
Self-concept, advances in theory and research by Mervin D Lynch( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality and social behavior by Kenneth J Gergen( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Social construction in context
Relational being : beyond self and communityRelational responsibility : resources for sustainable dialogueThe saturated self : dilemmas of identity in contemporary lifeTherapy as social constructionAn invitation to social constructionToward transformation in social knowledgeRealities and relationships : soundings in social construction
Alternative Names
Džerdžen, Kennet Dž.

Dzherdzhen, K. Dzh

Dzherdzhen, K. Dzh. (Kennet Dzh.)

Dzherdzhen, Kennet Dzh.

Gergen G.J.

Gergen, K. J.

Gergen, K. J. 1934-

Gergen, K. J. (Kenneth J.)

Gergen, K. J. (Kenneth J.), 1934-

Gergen, K. J. (Kenneth Jay), 1934-

Gergen, Ken

Gergen, Kenneth.

Gergen, Kenneth 1934-

Gergen, Kenneth 1935-

Gergen, Kenneth G.

Gergen, Kenneth J.

Gergen, Kenneth J. (Kenneth Jay)

Gergen, Kenneth Jay.

Gergen, Kenneth Jay 1934-

Kenneth Gergen psicologo statunitense

Kenneth J. Gergen Amerikaans psycholoog

Kenneth J. Gergen psicólogo estadounidense

Kenneth J. Gergen psychologue américain

Kenneth J. Gergen US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Hochschullehrer

Джерджен К.Дж.

Джерджен Кеннет Дж.

Джерджен, Кеннет Дж 1934-

Кеннет Герген

거겐, 케니스 J

ガ-ゲン, K. J

ガーゲン, K. J

ガーゲン, ケネス・J

ガーネン, ケネス・J.

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