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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To bring out some issues in sociology and ideology, I would like to thank my wife
for staying at home and giving me such wonderful support. I can't thank her,
however, as I am not married. Margaret Wetherell who was originally going to
I am trying to capture the main thrust of the arguments, and pull out the issues
which are particularly relevant to the study of fact construction, while avoiding
getting bogged down in unnecessary technicalities. The coverage is comparative
First, I will provide a small number of brief examples to illustrate more explicitly
what is involved in studying fact construction, and to raise some ofthe themes that
will come up later. Second, I will comment on some background issues relevant ...
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
... an editorial about a minister's disputed hotel bill (the issue being whether his
visit was an undeclared gift) describes him as being 'miserly with the. truth', and a
cartoon about a go ernment law officer's criticism of an official inquiry features ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts