Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge
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Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge by Gerard Duveen
Book DescriptionThis book raises for the first time developmental issues in relation to the theory of social representations, which Duveen and Lloyd introduced to account for the influence of social life on psychological processes. He describes a society's values, ideas, beliefs and practices as social representations which function both as rule systems structuring social life and as codes facilitating communication. The editors' introduction identifies the need to expand the theory of social representations to consider developmental changes in social beliefs, in individual understanding, and in the process of communication. Individual chapters examine aspects of such processes in the domains of nursery-school life, of gender, of social divisions in society, of images of childhood, of emotion, of intelligence and of psychology. In the final chapter Moscovici considers the contribution which these developmental perspectives make to the theory. The book will interest specialists and students in the human and social sciences, including developmental and social psychology, sociology, and communication studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021036
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerard Duveen
Social Representations, Paperback (October 2000)
Serge Moscovici first introduced the concept of social representations into contemporary social psychology nearly forty years ago. Since then the theory has become one of the predominant approaches in social psychology, not only in continental Europe, but increasingly in the Anglo--Saxon world as well.
Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge, Hardback (March 1990)» View all books by Gerard Duveen
Describes that a society's values, ideas, beliefs and practices as social representations function as rule systems structuring social life, and as codes facilitating communication. Its individual chapters examine social representations in the domains of nursery-school life, of gender, of social divisions in society, and other such domains.
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