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Featured Article: Social constructionism

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Social constructionism is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory. It holds that characteristics typically thought to be immutable are in fact "socially constructed," that is, produced within a social context and shaped by cultural and historical contexts. The term "social construction" was introduced by sociologists Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann in their 1966 book, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. They posited that knowledge and people's conceptions (and beliefs) about reality are socially constructed, based on the institutionalize reciprocal roles of the members of society in relation to each other.

Popular Article: Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the name Lenin (April 22, 1870 – January 24, 1924), was a Marxist leader who served as the key architect of the October Revolution, and the first leader of the Soviet Russia. Lenin's legacy was an oppressive system that dictated how people lived their lives, suppressing dissent, free-thought, and any opposition with terror. Yet Lenin’s original conversion to Marxism stemmed from a profound sense of disappointment and disdain for Tsarist rule. What was meant to evolve into a society free from class distinction became a society that was dominated by a revolutionary vanguard that clung to its power with more violence than the previous political elite had. The extent to which Lenin was both the philosophical and the structural architect of the Soviet system is evidenced by the fact that the ideology of the state is often termed Marxism-Leninism.

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Although Herod the Great did much good as a ruler, including rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem, he is best remembered as a cruel tyrant who murdered his family members and ordered the massacre of infant boys in Bethlehem at the time of the bir (source: Herod the Great)