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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Controversy continues, and there are many in philosophy who would reject some
or even all of the points above. I have covered it in this way because it fits into the
general narrative I am constructing about facts in two ways. First, it is intended ...
In many ofthe most exciting areas ofcontemporary science there is no consensus
over what is correct or not; instead there is heated controversy. Indeed, it is often
the controversy that generates the excitement. There are also large scientific ...
The second stage focuses on the way this open-endedness is dealt with so that
one particular outcome results. How, ultimately, is the controversy settled? Here
Collins departs from the Quine-Duhem view. Recent versions of the Quine-
In this situation the status of replications does not stand outside the controversy in
a way that can neutrally close it down in one way or another; rather, the
controversy extends to the status of replications. Collins concluded that the best
way to ...
... been used to close the controversy down to the point where it was essentially
dead. His crucial sociological point was that there were no purely rational or
scientific reasons that compelled gravity-wave scientists to disbelieve Weber's
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts