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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Tarantino's text is both about the cop's process of learning fact construction and,
simultaneously, doing fact construction as it vividly paints this interaction for us
with its swearing, colloquialisms and displayed anxieties. And this reflexive ...
That is, it is part of the interaction, it is occasioned by its context where it is a
response to an accusation. It addresses inconsistencies in testimony while
resisting the implication that the speaker had been lying. The simple point here is
The transcribed detail is notjust an empiricist flourish to demonstrate
completeness or conscientiousness or rigour (although it might do those things -
see Bogen, 1992); it is an intrinsic and essential part of the interaction. In addition
, anyone ...
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
Stimulated by the pioneering work of Garfinkel and Sacks during the 1960s,
these perspectives offered a novel account of both social interaction and the
procedures that people use to understand the nature of their world and to display
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts