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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That is, how are they made to appear solid, neutral, independent of the speaker,
and to be merely mirroring some aspect ofthe world? How can a factual
description be undermined? And what makes a description difficult to undermine
It addresses inconsistencies in testimony while resisting the implication that the
speaker had been lying. The simple point here is that people do not produce
descriptions out ofthe blue; they produce them for what they can do in some
stream of ...
In Chapter 5 the topics of interest management and category entitlement are
discussed. The referencing of a speaker's interest in their description is one
major procedure for discounting it. The discussion focuses on a range of different
ways in ...
(All from Collins, 1985:92) In each ofthese extracts we see the speaker focusing
on the effect of Quest's work on other scientists. These scientists do not
characterize themselves as taken in by what they see as the work's style; indeed,
they are ...
If she had been the speaker although the same words were used, a different
tummy would have been referred to (or 'indexed' - hence 'indexicality'). Moreover,
when Sam says 'my tummy hurts' the precise reference could be his stomach, ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts