Reply to Wolff-Michael Roth's Review Essay "Culture and Identity," published in FQS 4(1)


  • Carl Ratner Institute for Cultural Research and Education



cultural psychology, qualitative methodology, critiques, science, objectivity, individualism, social constructionism


I discuss ROTH's critical review of my book Cultural Psychology: Theory & Method and show it to consist primarily of negative opinions about trivial points. He fails to review substantive issues which appear in the book and he fails to rebut my perspective with alternative theoretical or empirical material. Readers will hopefully approach my book with an open mind. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0302116


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Author Biography

Carl Ratner, Institute for Cultural Research and Education

Carl RATNER ( has been developing a theoretical and methodological approach to cultural psychology for several decades. He has published Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology: Theoretical & Empirical Considerations (Plenum, 1997) and Cultural Psychology: Theory & Method (Plenum, 2002). RATNER currently gives workshops on qualitative methodology especially in relation to cultural psychology. His articles can be read on his web site.




How to Cite

Ratner, C. (2003). Reply to Wolff-Michael Roth’s Review Essay "Culture and Identity," published in FQS 4(1). Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 4(2).

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