the study of how we know what we know; the study of knowledge
the study of the nature and relations of being
Social Construction of Reality
the idea that people create social reality through their shared meanings, which develop through social interactions
a framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change. cultural traits tend to create inequality by benefiting a particular segment of society.
a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability. cultural values direct our lives, give meaning to what we do, and bind people together.