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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His mentor, Holdaway, has helped get him access to a gang ofjewel thieves and
is teaching him a story that he can use to make his criminal identity convincing.
Freddy: I gotta memorize all this? There's over four fuckin' pages of shit here.
This story's gotta be about you, and how you perceived the events that took place
. (Tarantino, 1994: 71) What lessons are there here? The first is very basic, and
easily missed. It takes work to produce a description that is convincing; it can be ...
In the continuation of the article the writer tells a story about recklessly starting an
anecdote and only halfway through realizing that there is no point or punch line.
This again stresses the theme of reflexivity. The article about the compulsive ...
The value ofthis work does not arise from a demonstration of how facts are
warranted - for it has left only a vague outline of how this is done - but from its
revelation ofthe limits ofthe classic empiricist story of science. Second, this work
That is, is it possible to trouble Collins' realist story? I want to argue that it is.
When we start to look for it, it is not hard to find considerable variability in the way
events, people and developments in the gravity-wave field are constructed by the
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts