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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Note the emphasis that Holdaway places on detail. It is not the general pattern
ofevents so much as the details that makes the story credible. These are the sorts
ofthings that someone who was there to witness events would know but which
Mr Turnbull: And what is the difference between an untruth and a misleading
impression? Sir Robert: The question is rather one of being economical with the
truth. This example illustrates a number of relevant themes. Note first that the
And again, note, this narrative is being set to work in the current text that I am
writing. Another issue highlighted here is the flexibility of descriptions.
Descriptions are not determined by events but are worked up, and this working
up can itself be ...
To report something is 'to relate, narrate, tell, give an account of(a fact, event, etc.
); while an account is 'a particular statement or narrative of an event or thing; a
relation, report, or description' (OED). Note the way the definition of description ...
For the moment, I will just note that it tends to obscure the interactional and
rhetorical nature of fact construction, while reifying a mental world which itself a
major element in factual discourse. In other words, people produce versions of
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts