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 Empirical Relativist Programme The clearest way to introduce this work is
through a contrast to the traditional sociology of science, which focused on the
social conditions or ... Collins proposed that a form of methodological relativism ...
knowledge from a stance of methodological relativism is that it immediately frees
up the whole scientific field for study. The social analyst is no longer restricted to
picking up the scraps rejected from the scientific table as false beliefs or having ...
The first is the stance of methodological relativism. Collins does not start from the
assumption that Weber's research is flawed or that his critics were misguided.
The empirical programme of relativism is intended to be indifferent to both of
Although she has adopted the methodological relativism which is widespread in
SSK she did not follow Collins in hypothesizing that the 'natural world' makes no
difference to science. As she puts it, 'facts are not made by pronouncing them to ...
realism, relativism leakage and selective reification and ironization that we
identified in Collins' work. ... First, the argument for methodological relativism is
crucial not just for work on science, but for work on fact construction generally.
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