Right! A social construction, or social construct, according to the school of social constructionism, is an idea which may appear to be natural & obvious to those who accept it, but in reality is an invention or artifact of a particular culture or society. The implication is that social constructs are human choices rather than laws of God or nature.
Some ideas which have been famously described as social constructs include race, class, gender, & reality.
Connotations of "social construction" may include made-up, accidental, or arbitrary. The term is generally used to identify concepts which are taken for granted, & is frequently used in a disparaging manner, to the degree to which the user believes the concept is harmful or silly.
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