Representing Reality (Paperback)

Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction

By Jonathan Potter

Sage Publications Ltd, 9780803984110, 264pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 1996

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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