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Everyday Discourse and Common Sense The Theory of Social Representations

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ISBN-10: 1403933049

ISBN-13: 9781403933041

Edition: 2005

Authors: Wolfgang Wagner, Nicky Hayes

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Loosely based around a translation of Wolfgang Wagner's classic text 'Alltagsdiskurs', this work approaches the major theoretical, epistemological and empirical frameworks of modern social representation research.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

List of figures and tables
History, memory and psychology
Layout of the book
Everyday life, knowledge and rationality
The concept of 'everyday'
Excursus: content and process in theory and cognition
One or two forms of thinking?
Excursus: using the rational model
Universes of everday knowledge
The pragmatic imperative
Pragmatic orientations
Content rationality, irrationality and evidence
Introducing social representations
On the concept of 'social representations'
Research fields
The topography of modern mentality
Popularised science
Social structures and political events
Imagination and cultural knowledge
The organisation and structure of social representations
Iconic form and metaphorical organisation
The structural features of representations
Dynamics of social representations
System and metasystem
Categorisation and anchoring
Objectification and the socialised mind
Discourse, transmission and the shared universe
Dialogue, discourse and doxa
Sharedness, situatedness and functional consensus
Epidemiology, culture change and cognitive polyphasia
Transmission and media
Action, objectification and social reality
Action and objectification
Habitus and collective rationalisation
The group and the public
Epistemological aspects of social representation theory
Explanation and description in social psychology
Levels of analysis and macro-reduction
A circular theory?
A note on reference populations and the concept of the 'individual'
Methods in social representation research
Defining and diagnosing social representations
Methods in research
Developing appropriate methodologies
Name index
Subject index