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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Before starting with Chapter 1, there are three tasks. First, I will provide a small
number of brief examples to illustrate more explicitly what is involved in studying
fact construction, and to raise some ofthe themes that will come up later. Second
This is a theme that will be explored in Chapter 6. A further consideration is that
Freddy is working up an invented story. It is tempting to consider this to be totally
different from someone recounting an actual story. That is, we might consider the
... is a feature of factual accounting that we will return to in detail in Chapter 7.
This example also shows up the sorts of skills that people have for undermining
and resisting factual versions. Although this phrase was used as part of a
I long envisaged this book to have a chapter on images or visual rhetoric. The
fact that it does not is not because I do not think this is an important topic - I do; it
is because the book has grown and was already in danger of becoming unwieldy
This approach will be discussed more in Chapter 2. Austin's emphasis on
idealized cases as the best start point for understanding language has been
effectively criticized by Jacques Derrida in a series of arguments discussed in
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts