Conocimiento situado: un forcejeo entre el relativismo construccionista y la necesidad de fundamentar la acción

Translated title of the contribution: Situated Knowledge: A Struggle between Constructionist, Relativism and the Necessity to Ground Action

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    Abstract

    A critical perspective of social intervention as a set of adjustments compatible with the social order considers that intervention should lead to social transformation. A critique by social constructionist perspectives to the possibility of a representation of reality and the unveiling of the technologies of knowledge production undermines the diagnostic and planning of intervention. Questioning the possibility of using arguments such as a reality that must be transformed or the necessary relationship between actions and derived consequences debilitates the possibility of any intervention. It leaves intervention without object, legitimacy, and without a set of specific techniques of action. We could summarize these ideas in this sentence:‘How to change that which we cannot know and, even if it was knowledgeable,
    Translated title of the contributionSituated Knowledge: A Struggle between Constructionist, Relativism and the Necessity to Ground Action
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to) 295-307
    JournalInteramerican Journal of Psychology
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • Intervención social; problemas sociales; conocimientos situados

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