Resisting Reality Social Construction and Social Critique

ISBN-10: 0199892628
ISBN-13: 9780199892624
Edition: 2012
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Description: Contemporary theorists use the term "social construction" with the aim of exposing how what's purportedly "natural" is often at least partly social and, more specifically, how this masking of the social is politically significant. In these  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.10" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Contemporary theorists use the term "social construction" with the aim of exposing how what's purportedly "natural" is often at least partly social and, more specifically, how this masking of the social is politically significant. In these previously published essays, Sally Haslanger draws on insights from feminist and critical race theory to explore and develop the idea that gender and race are positions within a structure of social relations. On this interpretation, the point of saying that gender and race are socially constructed is not to make a causal claim about the origins of our concepts of gender and race, or to take a stand in the nature/nurture debate, but to locate these categories within a realist social ontology. This is politically important, for by theorizing how gender and race fit within different structures of social relations we are better able to identify and combat forms of systematic injustice.Although the central essays of the book focus on a critical social realism about gender and race, these accounts function as case studies for a broader critical social realism. To develop this broader approach, several essays offer reworked notions of ideology, practice, and social structure, drawing on recent research in sociology and social psychology. Ideology, on the proposed view, is a relatively stable set of shared dispositions to respond to the world, often in ways that also shape the world to evoke those very dispositions. This looping of our dispositions through the material world enables the social to appear natural.Additional essays in the book situate this approach to social phenomena in relation to philosophical methodology, and to specific debates in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language. The book as a whole explores the interface between analytic philosophy and critical theory.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Social Construction
On Being Objective and Being Objectified
Ontology and Social Construction
Social Construction: The "Debunking" Project
Feminism in Metaphysics: Negotiating the Natural
Family, Ancestry, and Self: What Is the Moral Significance of Biological Ties?
Social Construction: Myth and Reality
Gender and Race
Gender and Race: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them to Be?
Future Genders? Future Races?
You Mixed? Racial Identity without Racial Biology
A Social Constructionist Analysis of Race
Oppressions: Racial and Other
Language and Knowledge
What Knowledge Is and What It Ought to Be: Feminist Values and Normative Epistemology
What Are We Talking About? The Semantics and Politics of Social Kinds
What Good Are Our Intuitions? Philosophical Analysis and Social Kinds
"But Mom, Crop-Tops Are Cute!" Social Knowledge, Social Structure, and Ideology Critique
Language, Politics, and "The Folk:" Looking for "The Meaning" of 'Race'
Ideology, Generics, and Common Ground
Index

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