Douglas V. Porpora, Professor of Sociology, Drexel University
"Social constructionism is an influential approach in social science that easily runs off the rails, but critical realism keeps our thinking on track. Dave Elder-Vass's account of social constructionism makes a valuable contribution to the growing body of critical realist theorizing of social life. A must-read for anyone sorting out the promise and pitfalls of social constructionist social science."
Christian Smith, author of What Is a Person? Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up
"... perhaps the best known of the latest generation of realist social theorists ... there is a great deal to be appreciated in Elder-Vass's discussion of prominent thinkers ... his account of John Searle's work is one of the best I have read."
Jamie Morgan, Journal of Critical Realism