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Western Books, Part 1

Invitation to Social Construction. Second Edition. Kenneth J. Gergen. Thousand Oaks, California. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2009.
http://www.citeulike.org/user/emptiness-co/article/6657058

This is the beginning of a short list of books that I have found helpful in approaching emptiness with Western sources.

This is a very easy, approachable introduction to the “constructionist” movement, which sees the self, persons and knowledge not as objective or pre-existing, but as constructed by social interactions. Written as a textbook in an accessible, modular way, it is presented as a new way to do psychology. But it can also be used in a very personal, transformational way. In fact, as you read along, you get the strong feeling that constructionist insights were very freeing for the author.