The social construction of reality: a treatise in the sociology of knowledge

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Doubleday, 1967 - Philosophy - 219 pages
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This book reformulates the sociological  subdiscipline known as the sociology of knowledge.  Knowledge is presented as more than ideology, including as  well false consciousness, propaganda, science and  art.

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The prose isn't beautiful but it clearly has become one of the most powerful books ever written in social science. It also avoids the insane nonsensical language of most of the smalls works which have come to be based on it. Read full review

Contents

The Problem of the Sociology of Knowl
1
J The Foundations of Knowledge in Everyday Life
19
Society as Objective Reality
47
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About the author (1967)

Peter L. Berger is a Viennese-born American sociologist educated at Wagner College and the New School for Social Research in New York. He teaches at Boston University and directs the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. Berger's work has focused on the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of economics, and the sociology of religion. His closest collaborator has been his wife, Brigitte Kellner Berger, who coauthored several volumes with him and has been a central influence on his work. Berger is perhaps best known for The Social Construction of Reality (1967) which he wrote with Thomas Luckmann. In this book, considered one of the most important works on the sociology of knowledge written in the twentieth century, the authors make a case for humanistic sociology that views human reality as socially constructed. They propose that sociological knowledge can best be achieved through a continuing conversation with history and philosophy.

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