Chapter 14. Social Constructionism

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. Darin Weinberg social philosophy, PhD Senior Lecturer Fellow

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch14

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Weinberg, D. (2008) Social Constructionism, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Sociology, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992

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Keywords:

  • social constructionism;
  • roots of social constructionism;
  • sociology of scientific knowledge;
  • reflexivity;
  • principle of symmetry;
  • practice turn;
  • anti-epistemology;
  • spectator theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Roots of Social Constructionism

  • The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

  • The Practice Turn

  • Reflexivity

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • Bibliography