The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1107042003
ISBN 13: 978-1107042001
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.
"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
This Handbook provides the theoretical and methodological tools for adopting a social representations approach in field research. Scholars, researchers and students in the social sciences will find it an invaluable resource for understanding contemporary social psychological concerns such as the development of identities, communities and narratives.