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A person who construes a legal text or document in a specified way: a strict constructionist.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a person who interprets constitutional law in a certain way, esp strictly


(kənˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst)

a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or a constitution, in a specified manner: a strict constructionist.
con•struc′tion•ism, n.


a person who puts a particular interpretation on provisions of the U.S. Constitution, especially those provisions dealing with the rights of individuals and states.
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The HOJ framework serves to connect the theoretical concepts of mimesis and social constructionism to the various practice approaches that employ them.
Social constructionism has special purchase in producing particular sorts of objects, human kinds (connecting theory construction and objects may have special purchase in the study of human kinds).
Social constructionism provides the main theoretical underpinning of the text.
Social constructionism can be applied to a series of theories that have as a starting point Gergen's work.
The British theorists of the model have named it social, but their approach to understanding disability has specific sociological roots, mainly in social constructionism as introduced by Berger and Luckmann (1966).
Lock and Strong argue that we are humans who are constructed through our inherent immersion in a shared experiential world with other people: the sensibilities that inform social constructionism provide the necessary perspectives to reveal and clarify a new foundation for inquiring into, and understanding, human "nature.
Another example is his discussion of Social Constructionism (OJP Ch.
They go so far as to view social constructionism as the ultimate realization of the nineteenth-century theories of Durkheim, Marx, Weber, Nietzsche, and Simmel among others (p.
The paper uses the culture theory and the social constructionism approach as its theoretical-methodological basis.
The authors concluded by arguing that the counseling profession should not be defined by a single ideology, but should embrace multiple orientations to helping, including ISE and social constructionism.
Duberman's book provides a necessary diagnosis of our problem, politically speaking: deprive a people their history and you deprive them of their "souls," a word he uses, albeit in a slightly different context, despite his avowed loyalty to the materialist school of social constructionism.