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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Acknowledgements do business of all sorts and are often the occasion for some
pretty ambitious psychology and sociology. They are fenced around by
conventions - even the ironies on the conventions are conventional! How is it
possible to ...
... or the sociology of scientific knowledge, in the last two decades one of the
notable features of the field is the wide interdisciplinary collaboration among
sociologists, philosophers and historians of science, psychologists, linguists and
Put simply, in this view of science, the facts themselves determine truth, while
error is explained by processes ofa psychological or sociological nature. The
consequence ofthis is that with true belief there was nothing to explain save for
how the ...
In questioning the idea that visual experience is somehow a direct and
unproblematic facsimile of aspects of the world, philosophers drew on
psychological research on visual perception, and in particular work showing the
sorts of reversals in ...
Unlike the snap judgement made ofa single projected image, observation is '
temporally extended, socially and equipmentally distributed, and contingently
fated' (1994: 138). Nevertheless, the sorts of psychological examples used by
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts