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Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique Paperback – October 11, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0199892624 ISBN-10: 0199892628 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199892628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199892624
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.4 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Professor's Haslanger's book provides the definitive account of what 'social construction' amounts to and what work it can do. I do not exaggerate. The idea of social construction is such an overworked trope, especially in literary and critical theory circles, that it seems to have lost much of its content. Contemporary usage tends to be sloppy and confused. Professor Haslanger's chapters on this subject are models of analytical rigor, while also accessible to a much wider audience than metaphysicians alone."--Elizabeth Anderson, Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan

About the Author

Sally Haslanger is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and directs the Women's and Gender Studies Program. She specializes in analytic metaphysics, epistemology and feminist theory, with an emphasis on questions concerning social ontology and social justice. She has co-edited three volumes: Persistence: Contemporary Readings (with Roxanne Marie Kurtz, 2006), Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays (with Charlotte Witt, 2005), and Theorizing Feminisms (with Elizabeth Hackett, 2005).

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kassey on December 24, 2014
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One of the most important books I have ever read. Haslanger is a shero.
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