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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Practices of observation in the sorts of settings that scientists actually work in are
much more complex than these simple, isolated visual exposures imply (for
example, Goodwin, 1995; Lynch and Woolgar, 1990; Knorr Cetina and Aman,
Constructionist work will be considered first. This is best exemplified by the work
of Karin Knorr Cetina (1981, 1996) and that of Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar (
1986). While Collins' research is based largely on interview studies (although, ...
... have not made important contributions to understanding fact making. Far from it
. The work of Latour, Woolgar and Knorr Cetina has provided a powerful
alternative to the accounts of science given by traditional philosophers and
... in more detail, with respect to the empirical programme of relativism (see also
Woolgar, 1981; Yearley, 1982). It represents another attempt to develop a realist
version of a particular arena of scientific work; indeed, it is even more ambitious,
Research in SSK is conducted from several different perspectives ofa complexity
to which it is hard to dojustice in a single chapter. (For very different summaries,
see Ashmore, 1989; Jasanoff et ai., 1995; Woolgar, 1988b). Some work that is ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts