The Situation of Social Constructionism

  title={The Situation of Social Constructionism},
  author={John Shotter and John W. Lannamann},
  journal={Theory \& Psychology},
  pages={577 - 609}
In a recent exchange in Theory & Psychology, in which (mostly Gergen's) social constructionism was the subject of some criticism, Gergen (2001a) remarked toward the end of his response, `I no longer find the tradition of argumentation a viable one.... Yet in order to sustain the dialogue, I find myself nevertheless drawn into the ritual' (p. 431). He does not, however, expand any further on this comment. Yet, as he is someone committed to the view that constructions are `social artefacts… 
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