Feminist Reconstructions in Psychology
Narrative, Gender, and Performance
- Mary Gergen - Pennsylvania State University, USA
Psychological Theory & Systems (General) | Psychology of Women
The book draws from the central tenets of postmodern inquiry, as played out in the positive framework of social constructionism. Emphasized are reflexivity, the social basis of reality making, the breakdown of traditional narrative forms, the loss of objectivity as a scientific standard, and the possibilities for new forms of doing research. In this respect, the book is unique and serves to provide a point of view on an intriguing movement that is gaining momentum across the social sciences and humanities.
is seriously provocative. It challenges all psychologists to be feminist and experimental
in their research. It is worth reading because of what we might find out if we