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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The book is asking how people construct their world in their talk and texts, and
what is done with those constructions. Acknowledgements do business of all
sorts and are often the occasion for some pretty ambitious psychology and
Last, but by no means least, I am particularly grateful to the various people who
allowed their talk to be recorded and used for the research on which this book
depends. Without them nothing would have been possible. Introduction In
People in their everyday talk tell stories to one another; they construct narratives -
anecdotes - to make points, for entertainment and laughter. In the continuation of
the article the writer tells a story about recklessly starting an anecdote and only ...
In talk, for example, this may be the selection of one specific word from a group
ofwords with similar meanings, or the appearance of delays and overlaps,
hesitations and corrections. Much of the book will be concerned with specific
features of ...
... Jeffersonian system (briefly described in an Appendix) will soon come to see it
as clear and, indeed, invaluable for giving a sense of the talk as situated, voiced
and, most importantly, a co-constructed part of an interaction (Schegloff, 1995).
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts