The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations

by Gordon Sammut, Eleni Andreouli, George Gaskell, Jaan Valsiner

Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology

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  • 9781107042001
  • 9781316309001
  • 9781316288276
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.

  • Cambridge University Press; May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781316309001
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  • Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations
  • Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology
  • Author: Gordon Sammut (ed.); Eleni Andreouli (ed.); George Gaskell (ed.); Jaan Valsiner (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107042001
  • 9781316309001
  • 9781316288276

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'This Handbook provides an excellent overview of the 'state of the art' in social representations theory, and showcases an impressive range of recent theoretical and empirical work. It will be an essential resource for scholars wanting to pursue a genuinely social form of social psychology.' Nicola Morant, University of Cambridge