The social construction ofreality (also social concept) is a theory of knowledge in sociology andcommunication theory that examines the development of jointly constructedunderstandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions aboutreality.
In constructing reality, media and religion playsan important role. An image of reality is given by all media to its audience.There are various means in the field of media which forges reality for examplethe social websites, the advertisements, songs and magazines etc. The social websitessuch as Facebook constructs who you are. Another strong aspect is advertisingfor example one might have dyed her hair just to match the model on the productbox but it’s never the same.
One might have travelled some place just by seeingthe advertisements of the tour printed in the brochure but the place would bedifferent. A kid might have wanted a toy he sees in the newspaper but when hegets it, it’s different. A rap song may formulate a reality which would beconsidered dangerous as it would depict a criminal lifestyle as fun or amagazine that suggests only very thin women are beautiful. Stereotypes anddiscrimination can also be promoted through other constructions of reality. Mediafavors developments, which can create a compelling narrative regardless of howimportant those might be. It hunts for symbols and metaphors, preferring thoseover more substantive dialogue. It frames reality by amplifying the exceptionalrather than the normal, looking for words and actions that disrupt rather thanconfirm.
Coming towards religion, weknow that religions are found at the heart of societies and evolve within thosesocieties. The systems of beliefs which arise from religion are interdependenton the nature of that society. The direct result of evolution within a socialconstruct depends on how the religions are treated. The faith of individualstowards their religion results in building reality. For instance in Islam mengrow beards and women cover up their selves so this is specifically related toIslam whereas people from different religions have taken their getup and havestarted promoting negativity which in result has created this abrogatingreality that Islam is not a good religion because the accouterment is linked toIslam.