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Book review: Playing with purpose: Adventures in performative social science

Owton, Helen (2014). Book review: Playing with purpose: Adventures in performative social science. Feminism and Psychology, 24(1) pp. 136–141.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353513489160
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Abstract

The artistic, portentous, playful, and creative appearance of the book gives a very spirited impression of what could be lingering inside. I imagine that these pages have been written and constructed by their own handwriting and anticipate that life will breathe from these exciting pages into my living room. I’m not disappointed as Mary and Kenneth Gergen describe their personal and social journeys into the performative field through the five wonderfully written sections: (I) Toward a performative social science; (II) Literary arts: Playing with potentials; (III) Dramatic arts: Ideas in action; (IV) Visualising ideas: Believing is seeing; (V) Extending experiments: Flying furniture

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Author
ISSN: 1461-7161
Extra Information: Mary M Gergen and Kenneth J Gergen,
Playing with purpose: Adventures in performative social science,
Left Coast Press: California, 2012:
248 pp.
ISBN 978-1-59874-545-0 (hbk),
ISBN 978-1-59874-546-7 (pbk),
ISBN 978-1-61132-580-5 (e-book)
Keywords: feminism; creative analytic practices; arts-based methods
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Childhood Studies
Item ID: 42714
Depositing User: Helen Owton
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42714
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