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The Social Construction of Reality

A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

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The Social Construction of Reality by Peter L Berger
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This book is concerned with the sociology of "everything that passes for knowledge in society", and particularly with that "common-sense knowledge" that constitutes the reality of everyday life for the ordinary member of society. The authors are concerned to present an analysis of knowledge in everyday life in the context of a theory of society as a dialectical process between objective and subjective reality. Their development of a theory of institutions, legitimations and socializations has implications beyond the discipline of sociology, and their "humanistic" approach has considerable relevance for other social scientists, historians, philosophers and anthropologists.

Author Biography

Peter Berger is Professor of Sociology and Theology at Boston University and is Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. Thomas Luckmann is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Constance, Germany.
Release date NZ
March 28th, 1991
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
129x198x15
ISBN-13
9780140135480
Product ID
1683605

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