Is there an example of anything that is not a social construct? What examples that you can think of that are not social construct? Also, what does this mean about what is "real"? How does this reading applies to real life?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 1:01 pm ad1c9bdddf
I have given you some ideas to work from. If you do not think they meet the criteria, ask questions, give me some specific focus you prefer. If you need further clarification, please ask. I think the most basic idea, which should be the conclusion area of your assignment is, that humans must construct meaning. However, social construct is not needed for the facts of humans existence, based in science.
Things that are not social constructs? Since social constructs are things, ideas, knowledge, interpretations brought by societal agreement of what is and what should be, then there are many things that are not. The social construct is more agreement of what is and in reality was not needed.
Race - While society does consider race and how people are placed or treated, the fact is, race is not a social construct. It is a scientific fact, a separation of people due to scientifically based differences. Since social construct is formed under the conventions and norms of a society, gender and race are both not social constructs. ...
This response explains social constructs and certain things that are outside of the label of construct. Examples are provided.
What is the social construction of reality?
When sociologists speak about the "social construction of reality," what do they mean? And why is it an important concept to take into account when attempting to understand and explain human social behavior?
Specifically, explain and discuss W.I. Thomas' statement: if men define a situation as real, it is real in its consequences. What is he saying and what is its significance in the study of human social behavior?