Editorial: A Conversation about Performative Social Science

Mary Gergen, Kip Jones


Conversing by e-mail and mediated by an imaginary cyber-moderator, two of the co-editors of this Special Issue on Performative Social Science (PSS) Mary GERGEN and Kip JONES, themselves pioneers of PSS, engage in conversation around such topics as creativity, skill and craft, outputs and outcomes, aesthetics, audience, evaluation, interpretation, scholarship, ambiguity, talking and doing, and inter-disciplinary collaborations. While GERGEN concludes that action is meaningful and rich in symbolic significance, JONES, like Norma DESMOND, speculates that PSS "is big; it's the pictures that got smaller".
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0802437


ambiguity; creativity; collaborative relationships; evaluation; Internet; meaning; Performative Social Science

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-9.2.376

Copyright (c) 2008 Mary Gergen, Kip Jones

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