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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Instead it provides general arguments for such construction and explores their
implications for social life. Again, it would be unfair ... 1970s and throughout the
1980s, stimulated by earlier developments in philosophy of science. This offered
claims, and emphasized the importance of scientific community and practice. The
work of Harry Collins and the 'Empirical Relativist Programme' is discussed in
detail, particularly his studies of the social construction and destruction of ...
Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction Jonathan Potter. has been ... I focus
on the use of empiricist discourse (impersonal constructions characteristic of
science and some news reporting), constructions of consensus and corroboration
It also considers the significance of these arguments for the conduct and
presentation of social science, taking work on public opinion and on social
representations as two contrasting examples where a concern with the business
done by ...
Social. Studies. of. Science. If we are asked to think of something that epitomizes
the world of facts, before very long we are likely to consider science. Colossal
investments of time, money and people seem to have led to facts which are
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts