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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Further, they should provide some considerations which anyone analysing
descriptions and accounts of any kind are likely to find helpful. The third objective
is more diffuse, but perhaps more important. I hope the book will show both how ...
... a whole set of considerations about the dialogue will be at work over and
above whether it is the sort of thing that might actually be said in a real-life
example ofthis kind (does it work dramatically? does it develop the characters?
and so on).
Work ofthis kind contributes to the respecification of the nature of philosophical
discourse as rhetoric (following Richard Rorty, 1991). Conversely, one move in
linguistic philosophy has been to rework unmanageable and enduring ...
However, given the sorts of arguments about specificity I have just noted, this
kind of detail needs to be recognized as an intrinsic part ofa good transcript. The
transcribed detail is notjust an empiricist flourish to demonstrate completeness or
What is 'here and now' presented to me in everyday life is the realissimum of my
consciousness. (1966: 36) The sorts of problems that this kind of 'cognitivism'
generates are discussed in various places below, but particularly in Chapters 4
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts