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Peter Ludwig Berger

Among distinguished sociologists, Peter Ludwig Berger, American sociologist born in Austria. Peter Ludwig Berger is known for his work in the sociology of religion and the sociology of knowledge.

His book, co-authored with Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (New York, 1966), is played a central role in the development of social constructionism. Peter Ludwig Berger's interests include social theory, the sociology of religion, the sociology of the family and political sociology.

Peter Ludwig Berger's works are influenced by classical sociology and phenomenological sociology. His work tries to reconcile human autonomy with the coercive powers of social structure in a sociology of interpretation. Peter Ludwig Berger's works include: Invitation to Sociology (1963); The Social Construction of Reality (1966); The Sacred Canopy (1967); The Home-less Mind (1973); Facing up to Modernity (1977); The War Over the Family (1983); The Capitalist Revolution (1986).