Berger, Peter

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Berger, Peter (March 17, 1929 - )

Peter Ludwig Berger is an Austrian-born American sociologist. His best known book, co- authored with Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (New York, 1966), is considered one of the most influential texts in social constructivism – one of the schools International Relations theory – and was named by the International Sociological Association as the fifth most influential book written in the field of sociology during the 20th century. Berger has made many notable contributions to the study of modernization, laying the foundation for the exploration of the interplay between political ideology and social criticism and the importance of this connection in understanding modern life.

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