THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY

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SOCIETY, SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTERACTION THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF REALITY-- our perception of reality is based on the subjective meaning that we give to an experience—the Rashomon theory that everyone “sees” a different reality and begins a definition of the situation in which individual analyze a social situation in terms of what is in our best interest, so we can adjust our actions accordingly— Jacqueline Wiseman (1970) surveyed “skid row bums” and found they looked at community where “outsiders” saw derelicts Dominant groups may establish how others should view “reality”—make their ideologies into “social reality,” especially rich, white males— Dorothy E. Smith (19999) shows that the term “standard American family” reflects how a family is supposed to be rather than how it really is—a code that is enforced by political institutions— Patricia Hill Collins (1998) argues that “reality” is very different for black females—instead of the ruling culture learning from outsiders, it
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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