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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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.
Even noting this can have the same quality: 'look, here is a stance so
disinterested and so god-like that it can even understand and admit its own
limitations!' Nevertheless, this is an opportunity to highlight (confess?) some
limitations. (I am not ...
This approach will be discussed more in Chapter 2. Austin's emphasis on
idealized cases as the best start point for understanding language has been
effectively criticized by Jacques Derrida in a series of arguments discussed in
That is, rather than see processes of construction at work in talk and texts, it
emphasizes people's perception and understanding: The reality of everyday life
is organized around the 'here' of my body and the 'now' of my present. This 'here
Stimulated by the pioneering work of Garfinkel and Sacks during the 1960s,
these perspectives offered a novel account of both social interaction and the
procedures that people use to understand the nature of their world and to display
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts