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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Of course, if this was a serious psychoanalytic account I would refer to their toilet
training but, given that this might be family reading, I will stress, instead, their
wonderful combination of (almost) thoroughgoing scepticism and sense of social
... identified and illustrated with sample analyses. My hope is that these will both
provide an organizing framework for making sense ofthe different studies and
highlight some issues which any research using descriptions would wish to
However, the words fact and description (and related terms such as report and
account) have a complex history, and their current sense is only the start-point for
research. Fact in the sense of 'a thing done or performed' (OxfordEnglish ...
... Jeffersonian system (briefly described in an Appendix) will soon come to see it
as clear and, indeed, invaluable for giving a sense of the talk as situated, voiced
and, most importantly, a co-constructed part of an interaction (Schegloff, 1995).
... some limitations. (I am not going to confess prejudices - I am sure they will be
all too apparent.) The first limitation is in my coverage and use of the work of
Mikhail Bakhtin. He makes a couple of brief appearances, but I have a strong
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts