Profile: Dr. Peter L. Berger (Social Construction of Reality)

Author: Peter L. Berger

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"I think a good sociologist is the kind of person who looks through keyholes and reads other people's mail," says Peter Berger, who is no stranger to the field. Berger's groundbreaking tome The Social Construction of Reality (1966), co-authored with Thomas Luckmann, cemented his reputation as one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. The book's claim that our idea of reality emerges through social networks or personal interactions completely revolutionized the way sociology is…more

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