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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We read newspapers and watch television programmes which overflow with real
life stories and varied factual claims. Factual reports are a commonplace
currency of occupations as varied as doctors, teachers, engineers and police
(Guardian, 19 February 1994) Mr Paul Marland . . . also disputed claims that
Lloyd's never made Names bankrupt. He said the market was being 'economical
with the truth'. (Daily Telegraph, 17 January 1994) Grave doubts have been cast
In addition, anyone wishing to evaluate the claims and interpretations I make
about sections of transcript might want to do so without being handicapped by
information lost throughjudgements about what is extraneous. I have been
mindful of ...
In other words, people produce versions of their mental life - their motives, their
beliefs and so on - in the course of establishing the factuality ofparticular claims (
see Edwards, 1996). A final problem with Berger and Luckmann is that their ...
claims, and emphasized the importance of scientific community and practice. The
work of Harry Collins and the 'Empirical Relativist Programme' is discussed in
detail, particularly his studies of the social construction and destruction of ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts