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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I have written so much with Derek Edwards recently that it seems odd to be
writing something without him. Luckily he was there with detailed suggestions
and long discussions about the ideas developed here. The book would have
been very ...
... a whole set of considerations about the dialogue will be at work over and
above whether it is the sort of thing that might actually be said in a real-life
example ofthis kind (does it work dramatically? does it develop the characters?
and so on).
There are certain common tropes that realists use to attack the coherence ofthe
sort of constructionist position developed in this book, most notably the furniture
argument ('see this [bangs on table]; you're not telling me that's a social ...
Transcription A number of the chapters below discuss examples of transcribed
talk. Most use the increasingly standard system of transcription developed by the
conversation analyst Gail Jefferson (1985; for an overview see Psathas, 1995).
The second limitation is in the failure to address seriously the Actor Network
Theory developed by Bruno Latour, Michel Calion and John Law (for example,
Calion, 1995; Latour, 1993; Law, 1994). This is an exciting approach to facts and
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts