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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So I blame the shortcomings in my book on her lack ofinput, but have to accept
that many of its qualities are a result of the specific comments that she made on
draft chapters as well as her general intellectual example. By rights, Sue Jones
Anyone hoping for a full integration will be disappointed; however, I do draw on
elements of all three traditions in the more specific discussion in the later
chapters. The second objective of the book is to give an account of some of the
I will argue that to understand the way factual accounts are constructed, and the
way they are bound up with activities, it is important to understand their specific
features, and the way those features relate to the setting in which they are used.
Chapter 4 provides a transition from the reviewing and systematizing in the first
three chapters to the focus on specific procedures that makes up the chapters
that follow. It outlines a set of considerations that need to be taken into account,
Kuhn's important modification was to stress that such a network does not hang in
some abstract conceptual space, but is embodied in the knowledge and practices
of specific groups of scientists. Scientific beliefs are expressed in debate and ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts