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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Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Welcome to the fact factory 2 Preparations 6
Precursors Overview of the book Social Studies of Science Traditional sociology
of science ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter ... in action
Criticizing Facts Facts, speech acts and constructionism Social science and fact
construction Criticizing facts Appendix References Index 150 151 158 162 173 7
176 177 ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter ... that follows - but
that does not do justice to the enduring impact that they have had on my thinking
and approach to social science. To bring out some issues in sociology and ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter ... a new literary
form; no alternative voices will pop up to argue with the main authorial voice (
Mulkay, 1985); and it is not (I hope!) a parody ofa social science book (Ashmore,
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter ... If had been
included, it would undoubtedly have covered the recent sociology of science
work on practices of'making visual' in research settings such as staining cells,
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts