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.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 34 筆
... reason Conversation analysis Ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and
factual discourse Semiology - Post-structuralism - Postmodernism Semiology
Post-strueturalism Postmodernism Facts and the structuralist tradition Discourse
... traditions of work on fact construction: the sociology of scientific knowledge, the
closely related perspectives of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis,
and the 'structural tradition' of semiology, poststructuralism and postmodernism.
... with scientific practices; ethnomethodology and conversation analysis have
come to focus on talk in everyday and institutional settings; and work in post-
structuralism and postmodernism has concentrated on literary and philosophical
The loose tradition of semiology, post-structuralism and postmodernism
continues to exert a major influence across the human sciences and wider
cultural debates. Here the nature of human understanding has been redefined
more than once.
For example, Donna Haraway's more postmodern explorations ofthe
intersections between science and society appear in Chapter 3, while discourse
analytic work done by Nigel Gilbert and Michael Mulkay is discussed in Chapter
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts