The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

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Anchor Books, 1990 - Philosophy - 219 pages
Called the "fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century" by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of "social construction" into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological subdicipline that, since Max Scheler, has been known as the sociology of knowledge.

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When I first read this book six years ago I thought it was really insightful. Reading it now for a second time wasn't quite as exciting. The book begins with very good chapters on knowledge in ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

This is quite an interesting book. Its main thesis is an attempt to tie together epistemology and sociology. TO SUMMARIZE: Thought is a social construct. Our ways of thinking are influenced by our ... Read full review

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PETER L. BERGER is University Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University. He is the author of, among other books, Invitation to Sociology, The Sacred Canopy, and The Capitalist Revolution.

THOMAS LUCKMANN is Professor of Sociology at the University of Konstanz (West Germany). He is the author of, among other books, The Invisible Religion and (with Alfred Schutz) Structures of the Life-World.

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