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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Rather than arguing directly with realism, the sorts of rhetorical devices that are
used to shore up a realist position have been analysed (Gergen, 1994; Potter,
1992). There are certain common tropes that realists use to attack the coherence
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. account, and the
definition of account uses report and description. There is a lot ofcircularity.
However, the contrast that I want to pick out is the wayfact implies truth and real ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. has been used in
linguistics, ethnomethodology and post-structuralism. It suggests that a complete
constructionist account of fact construction will need to consider both the ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. figure in the
sociology of science who was most involved in formulating and attempting to
answer these questions was Robert Merton (1970, 1973). I will take his solutions
(Mulkay and Gilbert, 1981; Potter, 1984). That is, norms can be seen as one
element in the persuasive armoury that scientists draw on when they are arguing
with other scientists or attempting to legitimate the practice of science as a whole.
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts