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 84 筆
This is the first description in a book about the business done with descriptions.
The book is asking how people construct their world in their talk and texts, and
what is done with those constructions. Acknowledgements do business of all
Descriptions are so bound up with our lives that virtually any conversation
includes reports of events and actions. We read newspapers and watch
television programmes which overflow with real life stories and varied factual
claims. Factual ...
Further, they should provide some considerations which anyone analysing
descriptions and accounts of any kind are likely to find helpful. The third objective
is more diffuse, but perhaps more important. I hope the book will show both how ...
The simple point here is that people do not produce descriptions out ofthe blue;
they produce them for what they can do in some stream of activity. Sir Robert's
claim should not be understood as an abstract claim about truth that he will stand
Another issue highlighted here is the flexibility of descriptions. Descriptions are
not determined by events but are worked up, and this working up can itself be
skilful. Thus the achievement of making the failed thermostat adjustment is turned
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts