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Social Work | Tauwhiro Hapori: Social Constructionism

UC Library Guide for Social Work

Encyclopedia references

Social construction. (2018) In Harris, J. & White, V. A dictionary of social work and social care. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Social constructionism. (2007). In O'Leary, Z. The social science jargon buster.  London: Sage  

Social constructionism (2014). In Scott, J. (Ed.), A dictionary of sociology. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Journal articles

Use the following databases to find journal articles:

Google Scholar

Selected Journals:

Journal of Social Issues

Social Problems



Selected books

Berger, P. L., & Luckmann, T. (1967). The social construction of reality: A treatise in the sociology of knowledge. London: Penguin 

Burr, V. (2015). Social constructionism. New York, NY: Routledge.

Gergen, K. J. (2015). An invitation to social construction (3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Lock, A., & Strong, T. (2010). Social constructionism: Sources and stirrings in theory and practice. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. 

Loseke, D. R. (2017). Thinking about social problems: An introduction to constructionist perspectives (2nd ed.). London: Taylor and Francis.

Parker, I. (1998). Social constructionism, discourse, and realism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Weinberg, D. (2008). Social constructionism. (pp. 281-299). The new Blackwell companion to social theory. Oxford, UK: Wiley‚ÄźBlackwell. 

Weinberg, D. (2014). Contemporary social constructionism: Key themes. Philadelphia, PN: Temple University Press.

Witkin, S. L. (2011). Social construction and social work practice: Interpretations and innovations. New York, NY: Columbia University Press




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