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.
第 6 到 10 筆結果，共 50 筆
It is also intended to serve as a compact introduction to the themes that will be
explored in the next three chapters. Chapters 5 and 6 concentrate on the various
procedures that are involved in constructing (and undermining) factual accounts.
... for simplicity they will return repeatedly to a small number of examples: the
relationship counselling sessions of a couple called Connie and Jimmy, the talk
ofvarious people involved in making a film about the failure of cancer research,
... regularly and successfully produce objective facts? And, conversely, what
distorting social factors might result in the production of scientific errors? The
figure in the sociology of science who was most involved 1 - Social Studies of
figure in the sociology of science who was most involved in formulating and
attempting to answer these questions was Robert Merton (1970, 1973). I will take
his solutions in turn. Norms and the Scientific Ethos Merton wanted to understand
... leaking away of his relativism in analytic practice; his treatment of accounts of
rhetoric as non-rhetorical. To address these points we will need to become more
and more entangled in some ofthe rich but complex detail involved in the study of
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts