Talk:Social constructionism

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Duplicate citations of The Construction of Social Reality[edit]

I've normalised what were duplicated references to this book. For expediency I've used Template:Rp for page numbers although long term I think shortened footnotes would look better. Earcanal (talk) 12:21, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

No, it isn't[edit]

"The section is specifically about nature/environment/ecology. postmodern is much too general and there's already a section for it." Mentioning "the nonhuman" does not make it environmental. VeryRarelyStable (talk) 05:33, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

For context, this is referring to my revert of this edit changing the heading for the "Environmental leftist social constructionism" section to "Postmodern social constructionism" with edit summary "more appropriate section heading (the source cited may talk about the environment and the Left, but the section itself mentions neither)."
Mentioning of "the nonhuman" does not make it environmental, no; the mention nature, ecopolitics, sustainability, and environmentalism make it environmental. I'm not sure what's controversial. Also, changing it to "Postmodern social constructionism" is problematic because it suggests this particular area is postmodern social constructionism when in fact the very idea of social constructionism as a whole is often associated with postmodernism. That being said, the section needs serious work, but the heading change just doesn't make sense [to me anyway]. --— Rhododendrites talk |  06:05, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Social constructivism[edit]

Variation on a theme; merge into stronger of the two articles DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 09:55, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

There are important salient differences between constructiVISM and constructionISM. I recommend not merging the two, but making the differences more pronounced. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.250.26.186 (talk) 00:03, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I completely agree that these should NOT be merged. Constructivism is part of cognitivism and sees reality as existing in an individual's mind which develops through social interactions with the world around them. Constructionism sees reality as literally created and existing in the relationships between people through their use of language and shared communion. Nathank2 (talk) 18:23, 11 September 2014 (UTC)