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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... Library of Congress catalog record available Typeset by M Rules Printed in
Great Britain by The Cromwell Press Ltd, Broughton GrifTord, Melksham,
Wiltshire For Michael Mulkay and Peter Stringer Contents Acknowledgements
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. For Michael
Mulkay and Peter Stringer Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Welcome
to the fact factory 2.
In Peter Stringer and Michael Mulkay I was blessed with two supervisors (at
different times) who each combined enormous originality oftheir own with
wonderful support for me, personally and intellectually. I cite them occasionally in
For I have opted to use a conventional mode of presentation. It is not a new
literary form; no alternative voices will pop up to argue with the main authorial
voice (Mulkay, 1985); and it is not (I hope!) a parody ofa social science book (
... which they are used (Mulkay, 1976, 1980). Moreover, it is possible to consider
scientific accounts which invoke such norms as vocabularies of justification (
Mulkay and Gilbert, 1981; Potter, 1984). That is, norms can 18 Representing
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts