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 40 筆
That is, it is part of the interaction, it is occasioned by its context where it is a
response to an accusation. It addresses inconsistencies in testimony while
resisting the implication that the speaker had been lying. The simple point here is
... can be worked up or undermined; these devices are not 'plug and play'
modules that work irrespective of context. While Chapters 5 and 6 concentrate on
the epistemological orientation of descriptions, Chapter 7 is focused on their
Indeed, the traditional sociology of science, which held sway until the 1970s, now
seems striking in its conservatism and its resistance to a thoroughgoing
exploration of the social basis and context of facts. It is worth briefly considering
... such as universalism very differently, by not treating them as clear-cut
constraints, but as symbolic and open-ended resources that have to be
interpreted differently according to the context in which they are used (Mulkay,
... bracketed off the study of facts themselves and contented itself with examining
their sociological context. A full sociological analysis ofthe content of science - of
scientific ideas, theories, methods and so on - was reserved only for falsehoods.
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts