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Body of Knowledge

The Social Construction of Reality
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
by Peter L. Berger; Thomas Luckmann

Abstract:
This book reformulates the task of the sociological subdiscipline that, since scheller, has been known as the socioligy of knowledge. "Berger and Luckmann do in relatively short compass what has long been necessary - they place the sociology of knowledge foursquare in the center of the sociological stage. They take knowledge to mean nor merely ideology - as do Marx, Engels, Nietszche, and Mannheim -but rather everything that passes for knowledge in society, wether ideology, false consciouness, propaganda, science, or art.. In this far -reaching sence, the sociology of knowledge permeates every field of sociology.. The authors open up vistas which provide a major breakthrough in the sociology of knoeledge and sociological theory generally".

Publication Type: Authored Book: 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor (1967)
Location: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 0385058985

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