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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Anyone hoping for a full integration will be disappointed; however, I do draw on
elements of all three traditions in the more specific discussion in the later
chapters. The second objective of the book is to give an account of some of the
Austin's work starts to move the discussion away from the idea of statements -
descriptions, reports - hanging in some conceptual space where they can be
compared to some feature of the world and focuses attention on statements as
Chapter 3 introduces the basic ideas of semiology with a discussion of Ferdinand
de Saussure's foundational work and some of Roland Barthes's later refinements
to the approach. A range of post-structuralist thinkers are discussed including ...
In Chapter 5 the topics of interest management and category entitlement are
discussed. The referencing of a speaker's interest in their description is one
major procedure for discounting it. The discussion focuses on a range of different
ways in ...
These will be combined with repeated discussion of two pathbreaking studies -
Dorothy Smith's (1990) study of the workings of an account describing someone's
mental illness, and Robin Wooffitt's (1992) study ofthe construction of accounts of
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts