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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... Social Studies of Science Traditional sociology of science Philosophy and
scientific facts Sociology of scientific knowledge Constructionist and interest
theories of scientific fact making Realism, relativism and rhetoric
Ethnomethodology and ...
Factual accounting is the stuff of arcane scientific disputes over whether
neutrinos have been detected, of mundane ... First, it provides an overview ofthe
main traditions of work on fact construction: the sociology of scientific knowledge,
In the chapters that follow, I discuss scientific discourse, newspaper articles of
various kinds, a couple's relationship ... in the kinds of material they are focused
on: sociology of scientific knowledge obviously deals with scientific practices; ...
A second important feature of the book is its emphasis on taking a 'symmetrical'
stance to knowledge that is treated as true ... 1 when discussing the sociology of
scientific knowledge, this stance is an extremely important one when dealing with
They do not, that is, consider the implications of treating social construction as a
general feature of knowledge, including that of sociologists. ... Chapter I covers
the sociology of scientific knowledge which exploded, especially in Britain, in the
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts