Meaning of social constructionism in English:

social constructionism

noun

Sociology
  • A theoretical approach which regards certain aspects of human experience and knowledge as originating within and cultivated by society or a particular social group, rather than existing inherently or naturally.

Pronunciation

social constructionism

/ˌsəʊʃl kənˈstrʌkʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/ /ˌsəʊʃl kənˈstrʌkʃənɪz(ə)m/

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. From social + construction + ism, after social construct, social constructionist.