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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This account of cience has continued to generate a large critical literature (for
recent discussion, see, for example, Fuller, 1995; Lynch, 1993). And stories have
been told about the origins of science which are strikingly different from Merton's
In fact, Popper was strongly critical of Kuhn's suggestion that periods of 'normal',
stable and unquestioning science are necessary for its development; for him this
was simply bad science (Popper, 1970). This brief characterization of ...
... compelled gravity-wave scientists to disbelieve Weber's claims. The
incredibility of these claims had to be SOCially produced by the use of a range of
different rhetorical strategies. According to Collins, the critical actor in the
controversy was ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts