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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The social researcher is thus excused the difficult task of being a better physicist
than the physicists that are being studied, a better surgeon, or whatever. Like
Austin, however, Berger and Luckmann were better at opening up the potential
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. potential for
analysing fact construction as a topic than following through that analysis. There
are a number of potentially problematic features of their argument. First, the book
is not ...
So-called replications generally attempt to improve on the original apparatus, or
address its potential shortcomings; there is often no profit for the researcher in
doing a mere duplication. In fact, scientists often move between two different
This element of the research can be seen as part ofthe first stage of the empirical
programme which demonstrates the potential flexibility in the interpretation of
experimental findings. In a later part of the study, Collins (1981, 1985) went on to
Indeed, without this feature an enormous number of unique descriptive terms
would be needed, each ofwhich would have to be learned and understood by
both speakers and potential listeners. Put simply, the basic point is that it is the ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts