The philosophical or theoretical perspective that our common realities are produced through processes of collective negotiation, rather than existing beyond the influence of our interpretation or definition.
the view that the phenomena of the social and cultural world and their meanings are created in human social interaction. Taken further, social constructionism can be applied to social research itself, prompting debates about whether social research and fiction differ. The approach often, though not exclusively, draws on idealist philosophical orientations.
theoretical concept emphasizing the socially created nature of social life, and, more specifically, the idea that society is actively and creatively produced by humans, with social worlds as interpretations of individuals and groups.