Making Societies The Historical Construction of Our World

ISBN-10: 0761986626

ISBN-13: 9780761986621

Edition: 2001

Authors: William G. Roy

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This text covers the topic of social construction, specifically dealing with time, space, gender and class. It shows how these social constructions intersect with each other to produce social phenomena that are enduring and significant for our society.
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Illustrations: Figures and Table
About the Author and Publisher
Foreword
Preface
Constructing Historical Reality
What Is Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?
The Social Construction of Reality
The Process of Social Construction
Dominant Institutions and Power
Intersections
Conclusion
Time
Linear and Cyclical Time
The History of Time
Time as Quantity and Commodity
Conclusion
Space (coauthored with Patricia Ahmed)
Space as a Thing
The Earliest Known Conceptions of Space
Non-Anglo-European Conceptions of Space
Early Anglo-European Conceptions of Space
Toward a Contemporary Anglo-European Understanding of Space
Intersections
Conclusion
Race
The Paradox of Race
What Is Race?
Preracial Categories
From Preracial to Racial Categories
Whiteness
Reflexivity
Intersections
Conclusion
Gender
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Sex and Gender
The Logic of the Category
The History of Bodies
Changing Gender in Anglo-European Society
Masculinity
Homosexual and Homosocial Relations
Intersections
Conclusion
Class
The Meaning of Class
The Origins of Class-Based Societies
Feudalism
Capitalism
Property
Cultural Boundaries
Conclusion
Intersections Small and Large
The Home
Cities
Nation
Conclusion
References
Glossary/Index
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