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Resisting RealitySocial Construction and Social Critique$
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Sally Haslanger

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.001.0001

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“But Mom, Crop-Tops Are Cute!”

“But Mom, Crop-Tops Are Cute!”

Social Knowledge, Social Structure, and Ideology Critique

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(p.406) 15 “But Mom, Crop-Tops Are Cute!”
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Resisting Reality
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Sally Haslanger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0015

If social facts are constituted by a kind of social consensus, then those whose beliefs conform to the consensus seem to have knowledge. But how, then, can ideology critique gain an epistemic grip? The chapter developes this puzzle and consider whether recent relativist strategies in philosophy of language provide resources to show how social beliefs can be true relative to a milieu, and yet allow genuine disagreement between milieus.

Keywords:   social knowledge, social structure, ideology critique, fashion, relativism. maker's knowledge, schemas, resources, William Sewell, ideology, feminism

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