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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questions as issues which can be addressed through a consideration of people's
discourse. ... way of characterizing the main theme ofthis book is in terms of the
way descriptions are made factual, and what those descriptions are used to do.
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter ... I will argue that to
understand the way factual accounts are constructed, and the way they are
bound up with activities, it is important to understand their specific features, and
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. light on murky
topics, tracing out ... This is an exciting approach to facts and knowledge which
has important implications for any study of fact construction. Yet I have been
unable to ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter ... I will just note that
it tends to obscure the interactional and rhetorical nature of fact construction,
while reifying a mental world which itself a major element in factual discourse.
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. has been used in
... Chapters 5 and 6 concentrate on the various procedures that are involved in
constructing (and undermining) factual accounts. In Chapter 5 the topics of
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts