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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... most important precursors: John Austin's speech act philosophy in How to Do
Things with Words and Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann's phenomenological
development of the sociology of knowledge in The Social Construction ofReality
Berger and Luckmann and Social Construction Berger and Luckmann's classic,
The Social Construction of Reality, made a hugely influential contribution to the
sociology of knowledge. It provided a systematic argument to the effect that the ...
They do not, that is, consider the implications of treating social construction as a
general feature of knowledge, including that of sociologists. I have already
stressed the value of reflexivity; Berger and Luckmann ignore any
This chapter highlights the value of taking a relativist perspective which starts
without preconceptions about what facts are true, and illustrates some of the
ways in which rhetoric is both emphasized and underplayed in sociology of
Although much ofit is characterized as the sociology ofscience, or the sociology
of scientific knowledge, in the last two decades one of the notable features of the
field is the wide interdisciplinary collaboration among sociologists, philosophers
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts