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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... and how those descriptions are involved in actions. This combines a detailed
discussion of a range of relevant research on fact construction - some derived
from the traditions reviewed earlier, some with more disparate roots Introduction.
I have deliberately chosen to draw on materials from a wide range of factual
descriptions to illustrate the generality ofthe questions I am raising. At the same
time, many of the examples should be familiar to most readers (for example, ...
People package their lives into narratives which they tell for a whole range of
different purposes. For example, one of the materials which will be used in
several chapters below is taken from a relationship counselling session in which
a couple ...
As we will see, statements are a more or less indirect way of performing a huge
range of different actions: complimenting, complaining, inviting, blaming and so
on. Showing that statements are actions is just the preliminary; what comes next
The chapter describes traditional sociology of science, and a range of challenges
to it from philosophers. These challenges reconceptualized the nature of
observation, stressed the interconnected nature of scientific claims, and
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts