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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range ofissues, including experimental findings, theories, ideas about method,
statistics and so on (Duhem, 1962). ... into a famous metaphor, often elaborated
as the Quine-Duhem thesis (1961; see also Hesse, 1974; Quine and Ullian, 1970
Such flexibility is just what is to be expected in the light of the Quine-Duhem
thesis which stresses that the findings of an individual experiment will bejudged
against bodies oftheory as a whole. There are all sorts of ways in which tensions
... work as complementary to that of Collins; yet at other points she has distanced
herself from his work, and seems to be more interested in following up the
sociological implications of accepting the Quine-Duhem thesis (Knorr Cetina,
The Quine-Duhem thesis has again proved a useful reference point for interest
theorists (Barnes, 1982), although they refer to 'Hesse nets' in recognition of the
important development of these ideas by the philosopher Mary Hesse (1980).
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts