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 chapter, when examining another tradition in sociology of scientific
knowledge which has tried to relate the choice of theories and development of
controversies to scientists' group allegiances and, ultimately, the broader societal
Some ofthese interests may be a product ofthe local disciplinary context in which
a scientist works - scientists may have an interest in getting their work published,
for example, as this will further their careers. And studies of scientific practice ...
Indexicality The central idea ofindexicality is that the meaning ofa word or
utterance is dependent on its context of use. This is true whether the utterance is
conventionally thought of as a description, a question, an order or whatever.
We should not think that language is not good enough - not determinate enough
or elaborate enough - to refer precisely in all contexts. Rather, this is one of
ordinary language's great strengths. Its indexical nature allows a relatively small
Extract I occurs in the context of the adjudicator clarifying and formulating the
details of the circumstances, and soliciting the plaintiff's testimony. 3 Ad}.: This
floodingI think occurred at two o'clock in the morning (0.4) Pia.: On the eleven[ th
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts