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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Another issue highlighted here is the flexibility of descriptions. Descriptions are
not determined by events but are worked up, and this working up can itself be
skilful. Thus the achievement of making the failed thermostat adjustment is turned
questions as issues which can be addressed through a consideration of people's
discourse. For example, rather than trying to solve the philosophical question of
free will, John Austin (1961) suggested it might be more constructive to consider
This immediately raises the issue of reflexivity. Let me put this in its sharpest form.
If the book is revealing that facts are constructed by devices, what ofthe devices
that it uses to construct the fact that facts are constructed by devices?
Austin and Speech Acts One ofthe main elements in Austin's philosophical
project was an attack on views oflanguage that made refereptial issues oftruth
and falsity paramount. In place of the overwhelming philosophical concern with
the 'truth ...
Despite these limitations, both Austin and Berger and Luckmann played a crucial
role in opening up for study the issues that are the topic of this book. Overview of
the Book The first three chapters in the book cover the main traditions of work ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts