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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People in their everyday talk tell stories to one another; they construct narratives -
anecdotes - to make points, for entertainment and laughter. In the continuation of
the article the writer tells a story about recklessly starting an anecdote and only ...
In the chapters that follow, I discuss scientific discourse, newspaper articles of
various kinds, a couple's relationship counselling sessions, novels and films,
everyday talk and talk amongst documentary film makers. My use of this wide
It cuts across the sorts of sense making that go on in everyday interaction by
having the meaning of the target utterance determined by fiat. This approach will
be discussed more in Chapter 2. Austin's emphasis on idealized cases as the
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
... and so fundamental to scientists' understanding of their current practice, that it
is difficult indeed to resist viewing it as selfevident. Indeed, both our scientific and
everyday language of knowledge and understanding are permeated with visual ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts