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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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 Philosophy and scientific facts Sociology of
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thinking and approach to social science. To bring out some issues in sociology
and ideology, I would like to thank my wife for staying at home and giving me
This chapter was the one that could be abandoned with least disturbance to the
overall argument. If had been included, it would undoubtedly have covered the
recent sociology of science work on practices of'making visual' in research
Chapter I covers the sociology of scientific knowledge which exploded, especially
in Britain, in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, stimulated by earlier
developments in philosophy of science. This offered a radical reappraisal of ...
This chapter highlights the value of taking a relativist perspective which starts
without preconceptions about what facts are true, and illustrates some of the
ways in which rhetoric is both emphasized and underplayed in sociology of
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts