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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Factual accounting is the stuff of arcane scientific disputes over whether
neutrinos have been detected, of mundane domestic conflict over who last
washed the dishes, and of ideological concern as particular versions of the
economy are ...
The point of the being 'economical with the truth' in this version is that you can
provide an answer to a question which does not contain actual falsehoods, but
works by leaving out something that would give a very different impression.
For example, one of the materials which will be used in several chapters below is
taken from a relationship counselling session in which a couple each gives
versions ofan evening where the woman may have been flirting and the man may
In other words, people produce versions of their mental life - their motives, their
beliefs and so on - in the course of establishing the factuality ofparticular claims (
see Edwards, 1996). A final problem with Berger and Luckmann is that their ...
It suggests that a complete constructionist account of fact construction will need to
consider both the procedures through which versions are stabilized and made
credible and the resources that those procedures draw on. The chapter develops
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts