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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Every minuscule detail of my life is transformed into another party piece. Pubs,
bus stops, the office, are all turned into impromptu theatre spaces. . . . Often there
is no incident. Having a point, an event or bizarre coincidence is reserved for ...
These three examples are intended to provide an initial orientation to the themes
that will be explored in detail later in the book. Before then there are some final
introductory issues that need airing. Preparations Philosophy It is important to ...
Harvey Sacks (1992) has effectively shown the way much of the business
ofinteraction is carried by what might at first sight seem to be the details. In talk,
for example, this may be the selection of one specific word from a group ofwords
However, given the sorts of arguments about specificity I have just noted, this
kind of detail needs to be recognized as an intrinsic part ofa good transcript. The
transcribed detail is notjust an empiricist flourish to demonstrate completeness or
Omissions As I will discuss in detail later on, academic writing tends to draw on
textual forms - tropes - which construct a god-like, all-seeing, all-knowing, all-
comprehending stance, which is at the same time disinterested and fair. Real
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts