Moscovici offers a theory of social representations remarkably distinct from the dominant themes in contemporary U.S. social psychology. In contrast to the traditionally individualistic emphasis, Moscovici's work is passionately concerned with the social context in which meaning is constructed and lives are enacted. His radical approach offers fresh and multifarious ways of seeing the world while his clear, coherent and unifying perspective provides a rich contribution to a discipline which has been notoriously fragmented. Moscovici draws upon the diverse traditions of the wider social sciences, making him a primary voice within the community of social theorists.
Certain to fascinate any researcher, scholar, student, or practitioner of social psychology, Social Representations provides a representative and long overdue collection of Moscovici's unique and important work.
|Publisher:||New York University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.16(d)|
About the Author
Serge Moscovici is Professor of Social Psychology at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
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"An essential source of study of social representations."
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