Social constructionism observes how the interactions of individuals with their society and the world around them gives meaning to otherwise worthless things and creates the reality of the society. By Sydney Brown. Created by Sydney Brown.
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I have constructionism as a concept of Cultural Studies
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People valuing something means that, in the minds of those people, that thing is desired- for whatever reason. However, there seems to be no logical inconsistency in also stating that a people can find personal value in something but also understand that that thing that they value is without inherent value.
Take the money example. People value it because they can use it. it has a practical use.
However, itvis hard to see why we should use the term social construct to refer to this money example.
Social constructs are a consequence of biology. Period.
Social construction is useless if one is actually making something with things in the REAL WORLD. making things is learned activity that requires no social construction. learning in craft, expertise, skill requires little if any social interaction. ask a top downhill skier. or a top designer, or anyone working at the highest levels of any field. (not the social activist field however.) so-called "strong social construction" does not rely on reality - only on human language. most people, at about 12 or 13, figure out that words are symbolic, somewhat arbitrary and are not the actual real world.
try using a social construction to extricate your foot from beneath couple hundred pounds of real world stuff.
after 30 years in education, it is surprising to hear this crap suggested as a new paradigm for success in learning.
i admit, that discussion, critique, interactive shared learning is useful but they go way to far is suggesting that reality is socially constructed. the world exist separately from us. separately from our mental construct used to understand it. you can see evidence of this when you run headlong into a tree and bust your nose. a child learns this when they gleefully run along - until they stub their toe.
use the techniques, but don't drink this nihilist marxist kool-aid
In a world where truth and
In a world where truth and fiction are blurring, Massimo asks a simple
question: What happened to facts? Through an analysis of how social
networks have changed, Massimo launches a call to action and proposes
solutions to diffuse the dangers lingering in our post-truth society.
Massimo Maoret is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management
Department at IESE Business School, and a Marie Curie Fellow of the
European Commission. He has received a Ph.D. in Management from Boston
College in 2013. Massimo's research focuses on how social networks
affect the performance of firms and individuals. At IESE Business
School, he teaches Competitive Strategy, Strategy Execution and Managing
Social Networks in the MBA and Ph.D programs, and also in various
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Truth is arbitrary. An infinite number of interpretations exist for any "fact" that all can be true. That's not to say there is no difference between deception and truth. The key distinction is betrayal.
The speaker seems like a very intelligent and well meaning person. It's hard though to imagine the majority of readers or receivers of information actually going to the work of fact checking what they read (if they read at all). It's just too much work and too time consuming and probably in many cases inconclusive. There still is a place for publications that are responsible for what they print or broadcast. The solution to the spread of fake news cannot fall on the shoulders of the individual.
I have to object to terminology here. Facts are not socially constructed more than truth. If a fact is not true, it's not a fact.
Of course - you might say that "facts" are only our current best understanding of truth. ... but still. People can't just go around and invent their own facts.
What's scary now is that the state can sponsor all these ted x talks were th damage control propaganda .
Gender is a very touchy
Gender is a very touchy subject these days - whether you believe it's a social construct or you don't. Both sides of the argument seem to overlook evidence on the opposing view. In this short video I'll go over some of the main arguments and evidence that both support the idea of gender as a social construct and refute it.
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In recent years many social scientists have begun to believe that gender identity is not a stable and fixed trait. They argue that it is socially constructed and can vary over time. Some have even argued that there are more than two genders and have created additional classifications by using terms such as cis-gender, transgender, gender queer, non-binary, gender fluid, agender, etc.
Anyways, the two competing ideas about whether gender is a social construct come from the familiar nature vs. nurture debate. In other words, is it our environment that makes us who we are or our biology?
Those who say gender is a social construct often argue the following:
1. There are differences in gender norms in different cultures. For example there are subcultures in India that identify three genders. And in Chile some believe you must channel another gender to accomplish certain tasks. The list goes on. According to the academics Candace West and Don Zimmerman gender is “an emergent feature of social situations: both as an outcome of and a rationale for various social arrangements, and as a means of legitimating one of the most fundamental divisions of society" (West & Zimmerman, 1977, p. 126). By the way I looked up Candace West on Rate My Professor and she only got a 2.1 out of 5. Would you eat at a restaurant that got such a low Yelp score? I don’t think so. Old Donny didn’t do much better.
2. Language forms our reality. The words man and woman are simply words to describe certain phenomena, but don’t describe every option or experience of all people in our culture. Phrases like “be a man” or “boys don’t cry” are used to pressure boys into conforming to traditional masculine gender roles while “run like a girl” and other women-centered phrases pressure girls into behaving in a way that is considered traditionally feminine.
Others say that gender is a feature of nature, not nurture. They say:
1. Being exposed to testosterone and estrogen will make the way we behave inherently different. For example, there are studies that show male babies and female babies behave differently given different stimulus. Male babies tend to stare longer at mechanic objects while female babies tend to stare longer at faces which may explain why women and men tend to find themselves in different career paths –men often gravitate toward science and engineering while women toward health care and education.
2. The reason some women and men identify as a gender opposite of their sex is because sometimes nature has hiccups. For example some female fetuses are exposed to large quantities of male hormones and develop Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia – a fancy term for a disease that may alter the sex organs of people. Also, there are members of the trans-community that believe gender is biological. Some transwomen have stated that while they were brought into this world as men, from the get go they felt biologically that they were women, and thus behaved as a woman. Their argument is that if gender was socially constructed, then as a boy who felt like a girl they would have been socially pressured into feeling like boys. However, despite being socially pressured into feeling like boys these transgender women have always felt like women despite their sex being male.
3. A boy named David Reimar whose circumcision went horribly wrong, was given sex reassignment surgery as a 22 month year old and was raised as a girl named Brenda. Brenda was given girl toys, but always seemed to gravitate toward more traditionally boy toys. Eventually as a teenager she expressed her suicidal thoughts to her parents, and her father told her what had happened. Despite the female hormones and socialized pressures to be a girl, Brenda identified as a male and changed her name back to David when she was 14. Years later David started treatment to reverse the reassignment given to him as a 22 month year old and married a woman. Unfortunately years later after battling with a failed marriage and depression, at 38 years old he killed himself. This shows that despite the social pressures of David’s parents and doctors to identify as a girl – he still felt like a boy.
2:00 I'm chilean and I can say that doesn't happen. Where did you get that information ?
Is gender a social construct? No, it's a CONCEPT and THEORY published by a sexologist back in 1955 in which he stated it is a social construct. Previous to that point the term "sex" and "gender" were synonymous with biological sex and meant just that - biological sex. It wasn't until this sexologist created this modern day concept of "gender" and the public ate it up like the last chocolate bar at fat camp.
this was really made by a cis person huh
… gender to śmierć …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEJehLnlG1c
Let's be honest of course gender is a social construct.
Something being s social construct doesn't mean it's not real, there are many things we as humans socially construct, like the concept of money. Money is still a real thing.
Also it's not black or white and no one argues that all differences are socially constructed...