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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Second, the researcher is better able to maintain the relativistic stance of
indifference to the way things 'really are' because this is precisely what is in
dispute. The advantage of controversies is underlined by the use ofa powerful
Rather than there being carburettors, plugs and so on which are simply there to
study (or so the garage tells us!), we would need to treat these things as
constructions. The social world of science is produced in the talk and writing of
Much ofa researcher's time will be occupied with 'tinkering'; that is, using the local
resources - apparatus, raw materials, available skills - to 'make things work',
where the criteria of something 'working' will itself have been developed.
... versions and representations whose topic is the social world itself. Moreover,
these are not merely free-floating images, they are both highly organized and
highly consequential; these characterizations are there to do things. Sacks went
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7 Working Up Representations
8 Criticizing Facts