The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

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Cambridge University Press, 5/25/2015
EAN 9781107042001, ISBN10: 1107042003

Hardcover, 498 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

A social representations approach offers an empirical utility for addressing myriad social concerns such as social order, ecological sustainability, national identity, racism, religious communities, the public understanding of science, health and social marketing. The core aspects of social representations theory have been debated over many years and some still remain widely misunderstood. This Handbook provides an overview of these core aspects and brings together theoretical strands and developments in the theory, some of which have become pillars in the social sciences in their own right. Academics and students in the social sciences working with concepts and methods such as social identity, discursive psychology, positioning theory, semiotics, attitudes, risk perception and social values will find this an invaluable resource.

Part I. Foundations
1. Social representations
a revolutionary paradigm? Gordon Sammut, Eleni Andreouli, George Gaskell and Jaan Valsiner
2. Representation in action Wolfgang Wagner
3. Social representations and societal psychology Claudia Abreu Lopes and George Gaskell
4. On (social) representations and the iconoclastic impetus Martin W. Bauer
5. Researching social representations Uwe Flick, Juliet Foster and Sabine Caillaud
Part II. Conceptual Developments
6. Central core theory Pascal Moliner and Jean-Claude Abric
7. Attitudes, social representations and points of view Gordon Sammut
8. Communication and the microgenetic construction of knowledge Charis Psaltis
9. Image, social imaginary and social representations Angela Arruda
10. Collective remembering as a process of social representation Brady Wagoner
11. Cognitive polyphasia, knowledge encounters and public spheres Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernández
12. Making community
diversity, movement and interdependence Caroline Howarth, Flora Cornish and Alex Gillespie
Part III. New Directions
13. Social representations and social construction
the evolutionary perspective of installation theory Saadi Lahlou
14. From representations to representing
on social representations and discursive-rhetorical psychology Stephen Gibson
15. Positioning theory and social representations Rom Harré and Fathali Moghaddam
16. Social semiotics and social representations Giuseppe Veltri
17. Identity process theory Glynis Breakwell
Part IV. Applications
18. Representations of world history James H. Liu and Chris G. Sibley
19. Social order and political legitimacy Christian Staerklé
20. Social representations of sustainability
researching time, institution, conflict and communication Paula Castro
21. Social representations of national identity in culturally diverse societies Eleni Andreouli and Xenia Chryssochoou
22. The essentialised refugee
representations of racialized 'Others' Martha Augoustinos, Scott Hanson-Easey and Clemence Due
23. Exploring stability and change through social representations
towards an understanding of religious communities Mohammad Sartawi
24. Of worlds and objects
scientific knowledge and its publics Nicole Kronberger
25. The self-control ethos Helene Joffe
26. Social representations of infectious diseases Véronique Eicher and Adrian Bangerter
27. Social change, social marketing and social representations Mary Anne Lauri.