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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In this chapter I intend to explore themes from both ethnomethodology and the
related tradition of conversation analysis. This will focus on those themes where
the procedures by which descriptions are assembled as factual are considered in
One of the successes of ethnomethodological work has been its demonstration of
the important consequences for both social theory and analysis that flows from
this basic point. In terms oftheory, we have arrived at a view oflanguage use and
Indexical Descriptions in Court I will illustrate the importance of the indexical
nature of factual descriptions by briefly considering some material from an
ethnomethodological study of the use of descriptions in a legal setting,
specifically a Small ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts