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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While sociologists were led away from concerns with the content of scientific
knowledge by Mertonian ideas, philosophers were finding that their concerns led
them to psychology and sociology. The best-known proponent of this view was
Second, this work shows how an abstract epistemological concern with the
relation between an observation statement and some part of reality has turned
into a psychological and sociological concern with the role 24 Representing
turned into a psychological and sociological concern with the role of expectations
, machineries and communal practices. Unlike the traditional sociology of science
, which effectively locked the content of factual knowledge away from the prying ...
The social analyst is no longer restricted to picking up the scraps rejected from
the scientific table as false beliefs or having to be content with routine studies of
its organizational psychology. Furthermore, the analyst no longer has to sort out
they are distorted or confabulated, not guaranteed by 'the world', some social or
psychological processes have to be invoked to explain their deviation from reality
: 'the cult were brainwashed into seeing Koresh as God', for example, or 'her ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts