The Taos Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of social constructionist theory and practice for purposes of world benefit. Constructionist theory and practice locate the source of meaning, value, and action in communicative relations among people. Our major investment is in fostering relational processes that can enhance the welfare of people and the world in which they live.
Taos Institute Publications offers contributions to cutting-edge theory and practice in social construction. Our books are designed for scholars, practitioners, students, and the openly curious public. The Focus Book Series provides brief introductions and overviews that illuminate theories, concepts, and useful practices. The Tempo Book Series is especially dedicated to contemporary practices over a wide range of fields that are of interest to the general public and to practitioners. The Books for Professionals Series provides in-depth and fully developed offerings that are devoted to both theoretical issues and relational practices.The WorldShare Books series is our newest series and offers full-length books for free downloading in PDF from our website.
Our books are particularly relevant to social scientists and to practitioners concerned with individual, family, organizational, community, and societal change.