Representing Reality: Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction
SAGE, 1996年8月13日 - 264 頁
`This is an admirable book which can be recommended to students with confidence, and is likely also to become an indispensable source of reference for those researching fact construction' - Discourse & Society
How is reality manufactured? The idea of social construction has become a commonplace of much social research, yet precisely what is constructed, and how, and even what constructionism means, is often unclear or taken for granted. In this major work, Jonathan Potter offers a fascinating tour of the central themes raised by these questions.
Representing Reality overviews the different traditions in constructionist thought. Points are illustrated throughout with varied and engaging examples taken from newspaper stories, relationship counselling sessions, accounts of the paranormal, social workers' assessments of violent parents, informal talk between programme makers, political arguments and everyday conversations. Ranging across the social and human sciences, this book provides a lucid introduction to several key strands of work that have overturned the way we think about facts and descriptions, including: the sociology of scientific knowledge; conversation analysis and ethnomethodology; and semiotics, post-structuralism and postmodernism.
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For example, rather than trying to solve the philosophical question of free will,
John Austin (1961) suggested it might be more constructive to consider the way
people account for freedom and constraint. Rather than arguing directly with
Precursors It is useful to situate what comes next in terms of two of its most
important precursors: John Austin's speech act philosophy in How to Do Things
with Words and Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann's phenomenological
This approach will be discussed more in Chapter 2. Austin's emphasis on
idealized cases as the best start point for understanding language has been
effectively criticized by Jacques Derrida in a series of arguments discussed in
Despite these limitations, both Austin and Berger and Luckmann played a crucial
role in opening up for study the issues that are the topic of this book. Overview of
the Book The first three chapters in the book cover the main traditions of work ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts