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 34 筆
... Discourse and Construction Some stories of construction Discourse, mental
furniture and rhetoric The action orientation of description The epistemological
orientation of description Combining action and epistemology Interests and
I have already stressed the value of reflexivity; Berger and Luckmann ignore any
epistemological troubles it faces them with. Despite these limitations, both Austin
and Berger and Luckmann played a crucial role in opening up for study the ...
Chapter4 ends by introducing a distinction between the action orientation of
descriptions (what the description is doing) and the epistemological orientation of
descriptions (how the description attends to its own factuality). It is also intended
Second, this work shows how an abstract epistemological concern with the
relation between an observation statement and some part of reality has turned
into a psychological and sociological concern with the role 24 Representing
This perspective has two related consequences for how epistemology is
understood in practice; that is, for the status ofscientific knowledge. On the one
hand, the argument is that there is nothing epistemologically special about
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts