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Phil 226 Teaching paper #2 - Social Construction March 13, 2008 In layman’s terms, social construction is the notion that certain societal truths are what they are because society makes (or constructs) them to be that way. According to the definition on http://www.reference.com , social construction is “any institutionalized entity or artifact in a social system ‘invented’ or ‘constructed’ by participants in a particular culture or society that exists because people agree to behave as if it exists or follow certain conventional rules.” An example of a commonly known social construction in our American society is that women are supposed to fit a certain physical description that is as close to what is depicted in the media as possible. From the get go, young girls are taught to believe they should be tall, thin, and preferably blonde just like Barbie. According to the essay, “Objective Reality, Male Reality, and Social Construction” by Sally Haslanger, there are three different categories of social construction. The first type is
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHILOSOPHY 226 taught by Professor Wenzel during the Winter '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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