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Publisher Description

Is there a need to remodel constructivism to be more politically attuned? Author Piki Ish-Shalom calls for an activist academy that engages society and the polity to prevent the watering down of democracy, while helping to create a space for criticism. In this book, he suggests several concrete measures for this engagement within three spheres:  individual theoretical work, the academic community as a whole, and within society and the polity. Beyond the Veil of Knowledge suggests that essentially contested concepts are a key medium that politicians use to try to minimize public resistance to their political goals. For constructivists, this means that the social construction of both social knowledge and the social world can be understood as the sociopolitical construction of knowledge and the sociopolitical world.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2019
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Michigan Press
SELLER
Chicago Distribution Center
SIZE
1.5
MB

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