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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Again, this is not a problem for Austin in so far as he is seen as developing a
philosophical 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
The work of Harry Collins and the 'Empirical Relativist Programme' is discussed
in detail, particularly his studies of the social construction and destruction of
replication, along with 'constructionist' and 'interest' theories of scientific
For example, Imre Lakatos (J970) argued that the central social unit for doing
science is the 'research programme': a developing series of studies organized
around a set of more of less basic theoretical assumptions. Others, notably Karl ...
I will start by discussing Harry Collins' work because it raises effectively many of
the fundamental issues in SSK, as well as providing some powerful examples
ofthis position in analytic practice. The Empirical Relativist Programme The
The third stage ofthe programme is much less developed in Collins' work. It
concerns the attempt to relate the closure of controversies to wider social and
political structures in society. I will return to this theme later in the chapter, when ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts