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This book should be considered absolutely required reading for anyone studying sociology or psychology, or anything else.
Hegel was laying much of the ground work (and there are lots of excellent books that explain why that is) but Hegel is notoriously difficult.
Human culture, produced by institutions, replaces instincts so well that culture is taken for granted as the same as our physical nature.
Berger is to me one of the best on the topic, I give it to students now and thenPublished 1 month ago by Frederick M Martone
This work offers a controversial, though fascinating, theory of how society comes to be the way it is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Levi Checketts
perhaps the most day to day used and useful book in my life.Published 4 months ago by charles andersen
The book was in good condition and it is a very interesting book but a little difficult to understand at times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marjeanna Burge
This is an important source because it represents a culmination of the thinking on sociology and the sociology of knowledge as it evolved from the 19th C. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David Last
I found his treatment of the different mindsets that drive peoples' world views to be interesting and, as far as I'm concerned, convincing. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bob
First, I hold a PhD in Russian History and the History of Science. This may or may not qualify me to speak to the issue. Read morePublished 12 months ago by James Brett
I really was not looking for a research book. Too dense and disappointing compared to other books I really like and read with interest. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bill Shea
The book is a good theoretical introduction to the topic of social construction. It describes the process of institutionalization by habituation, reciprocal typification, and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jysoo Lee