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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an example of fact construction and contributing to the credibility of this text.
Freddy is convincing the jewel thieves; Tarantino is convincing cinema goers; I
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. involved in
situations of conflict, or where there is a strong concern with factual accuracy.
People in their everyday talk tell stories to one another; they construct narratives
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. 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,
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. account, and the
definition of account uses report and description. There is a lot ofcircularity.
However, the contrast that I want to pick out is the wayfact implies truth and real ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. light on murky
topics, tracing out a new point of view, and seeing how far a constructionist
argument can be pushed (Derrida, 1982; Rorty, 1980). Omissions As I will
discuss in detail ...
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts