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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... and practice, highlighting tensions between different kinds of criticism and the
reflexive exploration of social science texts. The book is organized in two groups
of chapters (1-3, 5-7) and two individual chapters. Chapters I, 2 and 3 focus on ...
With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that these sociologists embraced
scientists' own stories about the distinctive and privileged nature of their
knowledge and were led to focus their attention on Social Studies of Science 19.
their knowledge and were led to focus their attention on facts that scientists had
already discarded as mistaken for one reason or another. Given this selfimposed
limit on analysis it is perhaps not surprising that the crucial developments that ...
Rather than replication being an arbiter of dispute, it becomes a focus of dispute
in its own right. And as judgements of the competence of experiments were
bound up with judgements about the nature of gravitational radiation, in effect the
Both methodological relativism and the analytic focus are very important.
However, Collins' work raises some equally interesting but much more
problematic issues (see also Ashmore, 1989; Mulkay et aI., 1983). It is worth
spending time on ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts