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 43 筆
It is notable that the main traditions discussed in Chapters 1 to 3 combine major
theoretical differences with differences in the kinds of material they are focused
on: sociology of scientific knowledge obviously deals with scientific practices; ...
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
Second, Berger and Luckmann's study is focused on the phenomenology of
individuals' experience. That is, rather than see processes of construction at work
in talk and texts, it emphasizes people's perception and understanding: The
The chapter develops an argument for taking an analytic approach to fact
construction which focuses on texts and talk in action (discourse) rather than
mental models, representations and ideas (cognition), and for treating that
discourse as ...
Chapters 5 and 6 concentrate on procedures for fact construction, while Chapter
7 focuses on the way descriptions are fitted to activities. These three chapters
contain much of what is novel in the book, and they can be read as a relatively ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts