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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6 Constructing Out-there-ness Empiricist discourse Consensus and corroboration
Detail and narrative Truth is stranger than fiction Working up Representations
Categorization and ontological gerrymandering Extrematization and minimization
These are the sorts ofthings that someone who was there to witness events
would know but which are not intrinsic to the general narrative. This is a theme
that will be explored in Chapter 6. A further consideration is that Freddy is
working up ...
People in their everyday talk tell stories to one another; they construct narratives -
anecdotes - to make points, for entertainment and laughter. In the continuation of
the article the writer tells a story about recklessly starting an anecdote and only ...
while an account is 'a particular statement or narrative of an event or thing; a
relation, report, or description' (OED). Note the way the definition of description
uses the term describes as well as the term account, the definition of report uses
I focus on the use of empiricist discourse (impersonal constructions characteristic
of science and some news reporting), constructions of consensus and
corroboration (independent observers agree in their descriptions), and the use of
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts