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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Philosophers such as Mary Hesse (1974) have argued that scientists work with
descriptive terms - mass, mitochondria, muscle fibre - that presuppose a whole
set of theoretical assumptions; and if we try to unpack these assumptions, and ...
Kuhn argued, on the basis of historical case studies, that instead of putting the
network into a state of minor but continual disruption, the community of scientists
will carry on doing 'normal science' in the face of anomalies and problems that ...
Collins argued that, if they are to avoid becoming public relations managers for
science, then social analysts need to adopt a relativist stance. Now relativism is a
complex and fiercely contested notion in the social sciences, and one which is ...
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