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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Again, this is not a problem for Austin in so far as he is seen as developing a
philosophical argument, but it starts to become an important problem when
Austin's work is drawn on as the basis for an analytic programme for studying
First, the book is not an analytic book. It does not contain much in the way of
analysis of how reality is constructed. Instead it provides general arguments for
such construction and explores their implications for social life. Again, it would be
The chapter develops an argument for taking an analytic approach to fact
construction which focuses on texts and talk in action (discourse) rather than
mental models, representations and ideas (cognition), and for treating that
discourse as ...
... analytic traditions, and each could be read separately as a review which
emphasizes the way descriptions are established as factual. Chapter 4 is a
linking chapter which provides brief illustrations of the themes that are developed
in detail ...
Sociology of Scientific Knowledge Modern sociology of scientific knowledge (or
SSK, as it is widely called) is characterized by a number of overlapping
theoretical concerns, analytic methods and research focuses. It is an area of
lively internal ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts