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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For the rest of this chapter I will discuss, rather more briefly, two of the main
contemporary alternatives to the Empirical Programme of Relativism:
constructionism and interest theory. As well as being important players in
contemporary SSK, ...
To end the chapter, let us now turn to the final SSK perspective concerned with
social interests. The Theory of Social Interests The best-known researchers in
this tradition are Barry Barnes (1977, 1982), David Bloor (1982, 1991) and
which are concerned with interests ofthis type (for example, Pickering, 1984)
overlap to a considerable extent with those in the empirical relativist and
constructionist traditions. What is distinctive and provocative in the theory of
social interest is ...
Interest theory has made an important contribution to SSK and has stimulated a
number of fascinating case studies of scientific episodes. However, it raises some
ofthe same issues that we noted above with respect to constructionism and ...
Interest theory reconnects scientists to their broader social allegiances by
suggesting that their choice oftheory is related to their understanding of society.
Three theoretical and analytic themes will be taken forward into later chapters.
First, the ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts