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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That is, how are they made to appear solid, neutral, independent of the speaker,
and to be merely mirroring some aspect of the world? How can a factual
description be undermined? And what makes a description difficult to undermine
The discussion here concentrates on the way neutrality with respect to a claim
may be built up or undermined by various techniques of quoting. In Chapter 6 the
general concern is with the procedures that people use to separate descriptions ...
The consequence of this is that with true belief there was nothing to explain save
for how the conditions for proper scientific inquiry came about and how those
conditions are undermined. Social researchers only come into their own when
Weber can use the sort of construction that Collins has worked up as part of his
defence that his research was undermined by rhetoric rather than proper
scientific argument; Quest can characterize his arguments as effective because
they so ...
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Working up Representations