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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In place of the overwhelming philosophical concern with the 'truth value' of
statements taken in the abstract, Austin emphasised the practical nature of
language. Language is used to do things; it is a medium of action. Initially, he
built a ...
language in particular (for example, see, Duranti, 1992). 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 ...
... and so fundamental to scientists' understanding of their current practice, that it
is difficult indeed to resist viewing it as selfevident. Indeed, both our scientific and
everyday language of knowledge and understanding are permeated with visual ...
In fact, we can start to see that much ofthe descriptive language that we have
used up to now in talking about science is far from neutral in its implication about
what is going on. The Problem of Social Realism Collins adopts a realist stance ...
Knorr Cetina expressed this contrast as follows: Rather than view empirical
observation as questions put to nature in a language she understands, we will
take all references to the 'constitutive' role of science seriously, and regard
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts