In the Labyrinth of the Matrix: Learning Social Constructionism

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2020.4.1644

Keywords:

social constructionism, social constructivism, social construction of reality, the Matrix, agency, consciousness, social institutions, social theory, interpretive methodology, history of the social sciences and humanities

Abstract

The Publishing Department of WCIOM is currently finalizing the translation of the book Social Constructionism: Sources and Stirrings in Theory and Practice by social psychologists Andy Lock and Tom Strong. In Russian, the book will be published under the title How Does the Matrix Work? Social Construction of Reality: Theory and Practice. The Public Opinion Monitoring Journal releases an introductory article written exclusively for The Russian-speaking readers. This piece not only contains an introductory commentary on the book, but also presents a detailed analysis of the complex of constructionist and constructivist ideas that have been having a significant impact on the development of social sciences and humanities throughout the world.

Author Biography

Denis G. Podvoyskiy, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Philos.), Associate Professor
  • Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS, Moscow, Russia
    • Leading Researcher

Published

2020-09-06

Issue

Section

FRAGMENTS OF FUTURE BOOKS