First Edition of Berger and Luckmann's The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

  • The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge.

The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge.

$7,800.00

Item Number: 65056

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1966.

First edition of one of the most important sociological texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by both authors, “For Hansfried, Peter and Thom L.” The recipient, Hansfried Kellner was a sociologist and colleague of Peter Berger. They co-wrote two successful books together, Sociology Reinterpreted and The Homeless Mind. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Norman Ives. First editions are rare, especially with such an association.

Called the "fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century" by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of "social construction" into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological subdicipline that, since Max Scheler, has been known as the sociology of knowledge.

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