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 56 筆
It is notable that the main traditions discussed in Chapters 1 to 3 combine major
theoretical differences with differences in the kinds of material they are focused
on: sociology of scientific knowledge obviously deals with scientific practices; ...
This chapter was the one that could be abandoned with least disturbance to the
overall argument. If had been included, it would undoubtedly have covered the
recent sociology of science work on practices of'making visual' in research
... argument, but it starts to become an important problem when Austin's work is
drawn on as the basis for an analytic programme for studying language practices
in general" and tactual language in particular (for example, see, Duranti, 1992).
It provided a systematic argument to the effect that the worlds in which we all live
are not just there, not just natural objective phenomena, but are constructed by a
whole range of different social arrangements and practices. For our present ...
It laid a particular emphasis on the way the stable, orderly nature of human life is
achieved by people's practices. The chapter describes the central
ethnomethodological concepts of indexicality, reflexivity and the documentary
method of ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts