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.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 50 筆
Factual accounting is the stuff of arcane scientific disputes over whether
neutrinos have been detected, of mundane domestic conflict over who last
washed the dishes, and of ideological concern as particular versions of the
economy are ...
involved in situations of conflict, or where there is a strong concern with factual
accuracy. People in their everyday talk tell stories to one another; they construct
narratives - anecdotes - to make points, for entertainment and laughter.
Austin and Speech Acts One ofthe main elements in Austin's philosophical
project was an attack on views oflanguage that made refereptial issues oftruth
and falsity paramount. In place of the overwhelming philosophical concern with
the 'truth ...
As they put it: 'It is our contention, then, that the sociology of knowledge must
concern itself with whatever passes for "knowledge" in a society, regardless ofthe
ultimate validity or invalidity (by whatever criteria) of such "knowledge'" (1966: 15)
In Chapter 6 the general concern is with the procedures that people use to
separate descriptions from their own interests and produce them as neutral and
external; that is, to give them a quality of out-there-ness. There are a range of
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts