In Memory of Peter L. Berger (1929-2017)

The International Alfred Schutz Circle for Phenomenology and Interpretive Social Science mourns the death of Peter L. Berger who died on June 27th at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts. He studied with Alfred Schutz at the New School for Social Research in the 1950s and became one of the internationally most renowned sociologists in the second half of the 20th century. Berger was the author of a series of influential publications, most significantly of The Social Construction of Reality, which he co-wrote together with Thomas Luckmann. The Executive Committee of the Alfred Schutz Circle expresses its condolences to Dr. Berger's relatives and colleagues.