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9780385058988

The Social Construction of Reality

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  • ISBN13:

    9780385058988

  • ISBN10:

    0385058985

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1967-07-11
  • Publisher: Anchor

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

 

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: The Problem of the Sociology of Knowledge 1(18)
I. The Foundations of Knowledge in Everyday Life
19(28)
1. The Reality of Everyday Life
19(9)
2. Social Interaction in Everyday Life
28(6)
3. Language and Knowledge in Everyday Life
34(13)
II. Society as Objective Reality
47(82)
1. Institutionalization
47(45)
a. Organism and Activity
47(6)
b. Origins of Institutionalization
53(14)
c. Sedimentation and Tradition
67(5)
d. Roles
72(7)
e. Scope and Modes of Institutionalization
79(13)
2. Legitimation
92(37)
a. Origins of Symbolic Universes
92(12)
b. Conceptual Machineries of Universe-Maintenance
104(12)
c. Social Organization for Universe-Maintenance
116(13)
III. Society as Subjective Reality
129(56)
1. Internalization of Reality
129(34)
a. Primary Socialization
129(9)
b. Secondary Socialization
138(9)
c. Maintenance and Transformation of Subjective Reality
147(16)
2. Internalization and Social Structure
163(10)
3. Theories about Identity
173(7)
4. Organism and Identity
180(5)
Conclusion: The Sociology of Knowledge and Sociological Theory 185(6)
Notes 191(18)
Subject Index 209(8)
Name Index for Introduction and Notes 217

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