In the United States, a Supreme Court is classified as composed of either conservatives (strict constructionists
in interpreting the law) or judicial activists (who tend to legislate from the bench).
those techniques, in principle, are not constructionists
(part of the constructivist family in this author's view) regard such constructing to also involve negotiating meanings with others.
According to Goode (1998), "the more high-profile views on the drug legalization issue may be crystallized out as follows: cultural conservatives, free trade libertarians, radical constructionists
, progressive legalizers, and progressive prohibitionists" (p.
Reconstructionists and constructionists
believe in the disinterested pursuit of knowledge regarding the past.
attempt to apprehend concealed constructions-essences supporting social phenomena.
What I see is that some constructionists
take into account systems theory.
However, Burke emphasizes that unlike other constructionists
, he believes there is more "play in the power and resistance present" (p.
The social constructionist
model has been juxtaposed with what social constructionists
have called an individual or medical model (Barnes, 1991; Hahn, 1985; Oliver, 1996).
Specifically, social constructionists
often reject foundationalism (i.
might have largely won on federal policies such as internal improvements, but they failed to restrict federal politics from dominating local political life.
The question that most sociological social constructionists
are attempting to answer is, "how is this possible?