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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... while avoiding getting bogged down in unnecessary technicalities. The
coverage is comparative and points of convergence and conflict are emphasized
where possible. Anyone hoping for a full integration will be disappointed;
however, I do ...
For example, the vivid detail and witnessed perspective that Holdaway
emphasizes is also a central feature in the literary skill of making a story
convincing. Tarantino's text is both about the cop's process of learning fact
construction and, ...
Preparations Philosophy It is important to emphasize that this is not a work of
philosophy. In particular I am not trying to resolve classic philosophical disputes
between, say, advocates of realism and anti-realism. And I am certainly not trying
... directly against them, but to take apart the rhetoric on which they are based;
decoupling the implied equivalence between relativism and lack of political
commitment, and emphasizing that constructionist arguments are not aimed at
That is, rather than see processes of construction at work in talk and texts, it
emphasizes people's perception and understanding: The reality of everyday life
is organized around the 'here' of my body and the 'now' of my present. This 'here
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts