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Title Meaning in action : constructions, narratives, and representations / Toshio Sugiman [and others]. (eds.)
Published [Tokyo?] : Springer Science+Business Media, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents The social turn in the science of human action / Toshio Sugiman, Kenneth J. Gergen, Wolfgang Wagner, Yoko Yamada -- Reflections on the diversity of knowledge : power and dialogue in representational fields / by Sandra Jovchelovitch -- Discourse and representation in the construction of witchcraft / by Wolfgang Wagner, Andrés Mecha, Maria do Rosário Carvalho -- Culture, psychotherapy, and the diasporic self as transitoric identity : a reply to social constructionist and postmodern concepts of narrative psychotherapy / by Barbara Zielke, Jürgen Straub -- Generative inquiry in therapy : from problems to creativity / by Dora Fried Schnitman -- Constructing trauma and its treatment : power and resistance / by Constanze Quosh, Kenneth J. Gergen -- Moralities we live by : moral focusing in the context of technological change / by Nicole Kronberger -- A theory of construction of norm and meaning : Osawa's theory of body / by Toshio Sugiman -- The transcendental nature of norms : infants in residential nurseries and child adoption / by Akiko Rakugi -- Using social knowledge : a case study of a diarist's meaning making during World War II / by Tania Zittoun, Alex Gillespie, Flora Cornish, Emma-Louise Aveling -- Twice-told-tales : small story analysis and the process of identity formation / by Michael Bamberg -- Human/nature narratives and popular films : big, bad, bold, beneficent, bountiful, beautiful and bereft / by Mary Gergen -- Opposite and coexistent dialogues : repeated voices and the side-by-side position of self and other / by Yoko Yamada -- Narrative mode of thought in disaster damage reduction : a crossroad for narrative and gaming approaches / by Katsuya Yamori -- A dialogical perspective of social representations of responsibility / by Ivana Markova -- The social and the cultural : where do they meet / by Jaan Valsiner -- Moral responsibility and social fiction / by Toshiaki Kozakai -- Social psychology and literature : towards possible correspondence / by Alberta Contarello -- Historical conflict and resolution between Japan and China : developing and applying a narrative theory of history and identity / by James H. Liu, Tomohide Atsumi
Summary Traditional psychology has long been concerned with cognition, motivation, emotion, and the mind in general?the mind being held responsible for individual behavior in society?and scholars of social and cultural psychology have worked in relative isolation. Meaning in Action is a bold departure as it places culture at the center of human functioning and posits that it is not the independent mind that gives rise to human action but participation in a world of socially created meanings. Each chapter illuminates the socially grounded view of the individual. Investigations into the power of shared
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Social psychology.
Meaning (Psychology)
Meaning (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Human behavior -- Psychological aspects.
Human behavior -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Sugiman, Toshio.
LC no. 2007939278
ISBN 443174679X