Sociology Index

CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION

Cultural Construction is a perspective on a subject that is shaped by cultural assumptions, rather than having a objective basis. Marriage is a cultural construction: it is not biologically necessary for men and women to marry. Gender differences have also now become a cultural construction. We have concepts of masculine and feminine that suggest to us how men and women should behave purely based on cultural construction. Kinship structure is also social and cultural construction. Social construction of reality and cultural construction of reality are aspects of interpretive theory and perspectives in sociology. Even certain diseases and death are now being considered cultural constructions due to donation of organs.

On the study of foreign philosophy in Chinese cultural construction and its future - Frontiers of Philosophy in China - Wang Xiaochao, Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Abstract: Since the “Conference on Foreign Philosophy” held in Wuhu in October 1978, the study of foreign philosophy in China has undergone a prosperous stage. This article explores the role of the discipline in the context of Chinese cultural construction, and anticipates the future of this discipline. A cross-culture perspective is needed for a proper understanding of the significance of the learning and study of foreign philosophy in Chinese cultural construction; otherwise we might fall into cultural conservationism.

The meaning and importance of cultural construction for global development
Bonnie K. Nastasi, Prerna G. Arora, Kris Varjas. Defining culture and cultural construction. Before we can engage in the cultural construction of mental health programs, we must have a clear understanding of culture, including its definition and manifestations. The construct of culture can apply to a wide variety of groups, including ethnic, racial, religious, national, and regional, that is, any “group with relatively stable membership over time” (Friedman & Bethoin).

The Cultural Construction of Society - Chandran Kukathas. The state is not to promote or foster liberal equality nor serve as the cultural architect or guardian of society. Its role is to serve as an umpire who attends to questions that arise in a society.

Homosexuality And The Roman Man: A Study In The Cultural Construction Of Sexuality. Williams CA (1992). (Volumes I And II). Ph.D. Thesis, Yale University. Abstract: This dissertation aims to reconstruct the linguistic and cultural apparatuses for the categorization and evaluation of sexual experience between males that were shared by Romans as part of their cultural heritage.

The Cultural Construction of Mental Illness in Prison: A Perfect Storm of Pathology - Joseph D. Galanek.
Utilizes interpretivist and constructivist perspectives to analyze how mental health clinicians construct psychiatric disorder among inmates.

THE YORUBA CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS AYODELE SAMUEL JEGEDE - University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Abstract: The central thesis of this paper is that the definition of social phenomena is culturally determined, and, therefore, the explanation of health and illness is a function of culture.

Migration, assimilation and the cultural construction of identity: Navajo perspectives, Louise Lamphere (2007): Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30:6, 1132-1151.

The cultural construction of self and well-being: a tale of two cities. Plaut VC, Markus HR, Treadway JR.