Social Construction of Reality – Internalization – Berger & Luckmann

July 18th, 2010

Berger, Peter L., Thomas Luckmann, and Texas Tech University. Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. Anchor Book. New York: Doubleday, 1967.

Socialization: [T]he comprehensive and consistent induction of an individual into the objective world of a society or a sector of it” (130).

Having discussed in the last post the three moments of externalization, objectivation, and internalization, I am now focusing the discussion into a post specifically on the topic of internalization, which is the “moment” most relevant to my study. Read the rest of this entry »