Dr Ann El Khoury is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator. She was Lecturer in Global Studies and course coordinator for the Bachelor of Global Studies (2018-19). Ann is interested in globalisation 4.0, development, social justice, political and economic geography, philosophy of science, international relations and future studies. She is the author of research monograph Globalization, Development and Social Justice (Routledge), a co-editor of an edited collection (2019) entitled Our Entangled Future, consisting of researchers stories about climate transformation, and a number of peer-reviewed articles.
© 2015 Ann El Khoury. All rights reserved. Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly explains the basic theoretical assumptions of social constructionism. Key debates, such as the nature and status of knowledge, truth, reality and the self are given in-depth analysis in an accessible style. Drawing on a range of empirical studies, the book clearly defines the various different approaches to social constructionist research and explores the theoretical and practical issues involved. While the text is broadly sympathetic to social constructionism, it also adopts a critical perspective to the material, addressing its weaknesses and, in the final chapter, subjecting the theory itself to a more extensive critique.
Veland, S, Scoville-Simonds, M, Gram-Hanssen, I, Schorre, AK, El Khoury, A, Nordbo, MJ, Lynch, AH, Hochachka, G & Bjorkan, M 2018, 'Narrative matters for sustainability: the transformative role of storytelling in realizing 1.5 degrees C futures', CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 31, pp. 41-47.View/Download from: Publisher's site