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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At the same time, many of the examples should be familiar to most readers (for
example, newspaper reports and relationship disputes) which I hope will make
the points more accessible as well highlighting their generality. I have come to
And maybe the way authentic stories are organized is partly a consequence of
the possibility of inauthentic alternatives. Two final issues are highlighted with
this example: the contrast between fact and fiction and reflexivity. This is not a
is both standing as an example of fact construction and contributing to the
credibility of this text. Freddy is convincing the jewel thieves; Tarantino is
convincing cinema goers; I am trying to convince readers. Economies 0/ Truth In
the course of ...
Here arejust three examples from around 50 thrown up by a brief search through
just three months of two newspapers on CD-ROM. For ministers to point out that
four out of five prescriptions are not paid for by individuals is surely being ...
For example, one of the materials which will be used in several chapters below is
taken from a relationship counselling session in which a couple each gives
versions ofan evening where the woman may have been flirting and the man may
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts