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 third objective is more diffuse, but perhaps more important. I hope the book
will show both how significant the role of descriptions and factual accounts is in
our lives and what a rich and fascinating topic it is to study. I have deliberately ...
For our present purposes it had the important role of establishing processes of
social construction as a central topic of study. A second important feature of the
book is its emphasis on taking a 'symmetrical' stance to knowledge that is treated
Despite these limitations, both Austin and Berger and Luckmann played a crucial
role in opening up for study the issues that are the topic of this book. Overview of
the Book The first three chapters in the book cover the main traditions of work ...
This chapter also discusses the notion of footing - for example, is the speaker
claiming or merely reporting? This has an important role in fact construction. The
discussion here concentrates on the way neutrality with respect to a claim may be
While historically developed from the Protestant ethos, the role of these
imperatives is to generate the conditions which allow facts to be produced in a
reliable way. Communism requires that knowledge is freely and openly shared;
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts