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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Initially, he built a plausible distinction between two classes of utterances. On the
one hand, there are utterances that state things: 'Loughborough is in the middle
of England'; on the other, there are utterances that do things: 'I bet you five ...
... foundation for knowledge becomes more apparent when we consider that,
whatever the images on scientists' retinas, when observations enter the currency
of science they do so in terms of utterances or some form of written discourse.
The Problem ofRelativism Leakage Although the relativist position allows Collins
to be disinterested in the truth or otherwise of scientists' utterances about the
natural world, his need to provide a definitive version of what is going on in the ...
They too stress the importance of taking a symmetrical approach which attempts
to understand utterances considered true and false in the same way. In this
chapter I intend to explore themes from both ethnomethodology and the related ...
For example, if we consider the utterance 'my tummy hurts' said by a child, Sam,
there are issues of both sense and reference. Most basically, we should note that
Sam made the utterance rather than his friend, Sophie. If she had been the ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts