Contemporary theorists use the term social construction with the aim of exposing how whats purportedly natural is often at least partly social and more specifically how this masking of the social is politically significant the chapters in this book draw on insights from feminist and critical race theory to develop the idea that gender and race are positions within a structure . Resisting reality social construction and social critique sally haslanger author is a well known and well respected feminist philosopher the volume collects haslangers essays on social construction for the first time haslanger provides a new introduction that draws connections among and provides context for her essays. Haslangersally resisting reality social construction and social critique oxford oxford university press 2012 512 pp in this rich and manifold collection sally haslanger has gathered seventeen groundbreaking essays in which the conceptual resources of analytic metaphysics social ontology and philosophy of language are put into play in order . Sally haslangers resisting reality social construction and social critique is a collection of 13 essays written between 1993 and 2011 all but one previously published 1 the collection is divided into three parts labelled social construction gender and race and language knowledge the essays share a theme gender and race are socially constructed but nevertheless . In his book the social construction of what ian hacking offers a schema for understanding different social constructionist claims along with a framework for distinguishing kinds or degrees of constructionist projects hackings efforts are useful but his account leaves many of the philosophical aspects of social construction projects obscure as are the connections if any with more
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