Volume 12 · Number 1 · Pages 41–42
Individual Action and Social Structures: Towards an Articulation

Véronique Havelange

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Open peer commentary on the article “Constructivism as a Key Towards Further Understanding of Communication, Culture and Society” by Raivo Palmaru. Upshot: Palmaru invites us to distinguish a “bottom-up” perspective of constructivism that emphasizes human action and a “top-down” one of social constructionism that brings social structures to the foreground. It is argued here that rather than opposing these two dimensions, it is necessary to thematize their mutual relationship.


Havelange V. (2016) Individual action and social structures: Towards an articulation. Constructivist Foundations 12(1): 41–42. http://constructivist.info/12/1/041

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