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Title: Towards a realist social constructionism
Authors: Elder-Vass, Dave
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Sociologia © the author
Citation: ELDER-VASS, D., 2012. Towards a realist social constructionism. Sociologia, Problemas e Praticas, 70, pp. 9-24.
Abstract: Towards a realist social constructionism Social constructionism has often been seen as incompatible with realist approaches to the socialworld. This paper argues that critical realism is thoroughly compatible with moderate versions of social constructionism and indeed provides stronger ontological backing for it than the anti-realist approaches that are often associated with more extreme versions of social constructionism. The paper illustrates the argument by offering a realist account of how discourse may underpin processes of social construction. This is then applied to the case of the subject, an application that is framed as a critique of Judith Butler's performative account of the subject.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.7458/SPP2012701208
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18387
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.7458/SPP2012701208
ISSN: 0873-6529
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