The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (Google eBook)
The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.
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Review: The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of KnowledgeUser Review - Jimmy Pryor - Goodreads
This is very good. I had had it on my to-read list for years. While Berger and Lachmann acknowledge the contributions of George Herbert Mead to the idea that our conception of our selves and the world ... Read full review
Review: The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of KnowledgeUser Review - Ian Fleischmann - Goodreads
Interesting perspective on sociology and the role of individuals and society. I see many connections and explanations for similar conclusions in other fields of study. Read full review