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Publication Information for Potential Authors

WorldShare Books is technically a subsidiary of Taos Institute Publications (TIP), and you may find it helpful to scan the TIP website for a more complete understanding of the publishing context (www.taosinstitute.net/taos-institute-publications). All Taos Institute publications now fall into one of three main categories, and for convenience it is useful to consider any WorldShare submissions in terms of one of these categories:

  • Focus Books: These provide brief introductions and overviews designed for scholars, practitioners, students, and the openly curious public.
  • Tempo Series: This series is especially dedicated to contemporary practices over a wide range of fields that are of interest to practitioners and the general public.
  • Books for Professionals: This series provides in-depth and fully developed offerings that are devoted to both theoretical issues and relational practices.

Publication Selection and Creation

It is essential that all materials published in the WorldShare Books project be in some form of dialogue with constructionist ideas. We do not wish to build a wall between what is and what is not constructionist, and movement across borders of understanding and practice is essential. However, books in this series should demonstrate some connection with constructionist ideas, broadly conceived. Books relevant to issues of dialogue, collaborative practice, and social coordination are especially suitable. If in doubt about a potential offering, please consult with one of the Editorial Board members.

Beyond this, you are invited to think creatively about the kinds of materials that might be valued by a broader audience of scholars and/or practitioners. Other than simply writing a book, potential authors could, for example:

1. Integrate a series of his or her best papers.

2. Publish the best presentations from a conference.

3. Make his or her practice available in a Focus Book. The same may be said for an institute that specializes in innovative or effective practices.

4. Employ performative communication practices, that is relevant ideas conveyed as performance (novels, short stories, poetry, photography, etc.)

5. Propose out-of-print classics that could be made available to a constructionist-oriented audience.

E-Book and Print Possibilities

Authors wishing to pursue publishing their work as an E-book should contact one of the Senior Editors.


Books
in the WorldShare Series:

Books in English

HAPPILY DIFFERENT: Sustainable Educational Change A Relational Approach by Loek Schoenmakers, Ph.D.

THE DISCURSIVE TURN IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY by Nikos Bozatzis & Thalia Dragonas (Eds.)

STRATEGISING THROUGH ORGANISING:
The Significance of Everyday Relational Sensemaking

by Mette Vinther Larsen

THERAPISTS IN CONTINUOUS EDUCATION: A Collaborative Approach by Ottar Ness

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE PERSON Editors: Kenneth J. Gergen and Keith M. Davis

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION: Relational Alternatives to Individualism Edited by Dian Marie Hosking, Peter Dachler and Kenneth Gergen

ETHICAL WAYS OF BEING by Dirk Kotze,
Johan Myburg, Johann Roux, and Associates

PSYCHOTHERAPY BY KARMA TRANSFORMATION: Relational Buddhism and Rational Practice
by G.T. Maurits Kwee

CONTEXTUALIZING CARE: Relational Engagement with/in Human Service Practices by Janet Newbury

OHANA AND THE CREATION OF A THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY by Celia Studart Quintas, Ph.D.

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TO PROMOTE LOCAL INNOVATIONS AMONG FARMERS ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: A Facilitator’s Guide
by Dr. Shayamal K. Saha

SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTING GOD: Evangelical Discourse on Gender and the Divine
by Landon P. Schnabel

IMAGES OF MAN IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
by John Shotter

WITTGENSTEIN IN PRACTICE: His Philosophy of Beginnings, and Beginnings, and Beginnings
by John Shotter

FROM NONSENSE SYLLABLES TO HOLDING HANDS: Sixty Years as a Psychologist by Jan Smedslund


Books in Spanish

NOVOS PARADIGMAS EM MEDIAÇÃO by Dora Fried Schnitman, Stephen Littlejohn

LA TERAPIA COMO DIÁLOGO HERMENÉUTICO Y CONSTRUCCIONISTA: Prácticas de libertad y deco-construcción en los juegos relacionales, de lenguaje y de significado by Gilberto Limón Arce

FILO Y SOFÍA EN DIÁLOGO: La poesía social de la conversación terapéutica Editors: Klaus G. Deissler y, Sheila McNamee


Books in Italian

LA TERAPIA MULTI–BEING UNA PROSPETTIVA RELAZIONALE IN PSICOTERAPIA by Diego Romaioli


Books in Afrikaans

PIEMP. by Therese Hulme


Books in German

PHIL UND SOPHIE IM DIALOG DIE SOZIALE POESIE THERAPEUTISCHER GESPRÄCHE
by Klaus G. Deissler und Sheila McNamee, Eds.

Books in Farsi

SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION: ENTERING THE DIALOGUE TRANSLATED by Ken and Mary Gergen