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 64 筆
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 actual story as the standard, natural form and
For example, rather than trying to solve the philosophical question of free will,
John Austin (1961) suggested it might be more constructive to consider the way
people account for freedom and constraint. Rather than arguing directly with
They do not, that is, consider the implications of treating social construction as a
general feature of knowledge, including that of sociologists. I have already
stressed the value of reflexivity; Berger and Luckmann ignore any
It suggests that a complete constructionist account of fact construction will need to
consider both the procedures through which versions are stabilized and made
credible and the resources that those procedures draw on. The chapter develops
If we are asked to think of something that epitomizes the world of facts, before
very long we are likely to consider science. Colossal investments of time, money
and people seem to have led to facts which are sharply specified and precisely ...
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts