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Chapter 3 STS 101
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Technology and Society Technological change is a social process What is “social constructivism” – (hereafter referred to as SC) ?
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Definitions knowledge is not purely objective, but is at least partly socially constructed A concept or practice which may appear to be natural and obvious to those who accept it, but in reality is an invention or artifact of a particular culture or society. Social constructs are generally understood to be the by-products (often unintended or unconscious) of countless human choices
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What about reality? When people interact, they do so with the understanding that their respective perceptions of reality are related, and as they act upon this understanding their common knowledge of reality becomes reinforced. It is in this sense that it can be said that reality is socially constructed.
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Volti during the Spring '09 term at Clemson.

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Chap_3-Volti - Chapter 3 STS 101 Technology and Society...

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