Competing Understandings of Common Sense Understanding: A Brief Comment on 'Common Sense Racism'

@inproceedings{Brewer1984CompetingUO,
  title={Competing Understandings of Common Sense Understanding: A Brief Comment on 'Common Sense Racism'},
  author={John D. Brewer},
  year={1984}
}
'Common sense' is a frequently used term in the vocabulary of sociologists. There is, however, no common theoretical understanding of it. This has important empirical implications for the nature of the beliefs, maxims, ideas and types which are said to constitute 'common sense racism'. Those who use the notion of 'common sense racism' treat it primarily as a theoretical issue, providing very little empirical evidenc.e to confirm how widespread the beliefs, maxims, ideas and types which… CONTINUE READING

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