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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Constructing Out-there-ness Empiricist discourse Consensus and corroboration
6 Constructing Out-there-ness Empiricist discourse Consensus and corroboration
Detail and narrative Truth is stranger than fiction Working up Representations
Categorization and ontological gerrymandering Extrematization and minimization
... points more accessible as well highlighting their generality. I have come to see
that factual discourse, even in casual, mundane settings, such as in an argument
between a husband and wife, is organized in enormously fine detail and with ...
gotta do is take all them details and make 'em your own. This story's gotta be
about you, and how you perceived the events that took place. (Tarantino, 1994:
71) What lessons are there here? The first is very basic, and easily missed. It
... is a feature of factual accounting that we will return to in detail in Chapter 7.
This example also shows up the sorts of skills that people have for undermining
and resisting factual versions. Although this phrase was used as part of a
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts