Title

The Place Of Culture In Psychology: A Social Constructionist Standpoint

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2018

Published In

The Challenges Of Cultural Psychology: Historical Legacies And Future Responsibilities

Abstract

Tensions between various approaches to culture in psychology have been intense. Critique across the various approaches has led to alienation and isolation. As I propose, by removing the vision of “truth making” in psychology we also remove the barriers to mutual understanding and appreciation. If we understand accounts of culture as social constructions, themselves wedded to their cultures of origin, we realize the advantages of multiple perspectives. We solve previously insoluble dilemmas, sharpen our critical perspectives, and open up new potentials for interpretation and action.

Published By

Routledge

Editor(s)

G. Jovanović, L. Allolio-Näcke, and C. Ratner

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