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Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge - Gerard Duveen

Social Representations and the Development of Knowledge

By: Gerard Duveen (Editor), Barbara Lloyd (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th March 1990
ISBN: 9780521363686
Number Of Pages: 208

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This book raises for the first time developmental issues in relation to the theory of social representations, which Moscovici 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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"...a useful introduction to social representations theory as well as to its abuses, possible limitations, and promise." Contemporary Sociology "...deserves serious reading by all psychologists interested in culture and cognition, in social cognition, or in the blending of developmental with social psychology." Jacqueline J. Goodnow, Contemporary Psychology "...I found this book most rewarding. I would now hope for more. This major beginning, however, is marked by a range and a degree of novelty that are unusual, and the book deserves serious reading by all psychologists interested in the course of development and in its social bases." Jacqueline J. Goodnow, Human Development

List of figures
List of tables
The underlife of the nursery school: young children's social representations of adult rules
A semiotic analysis of the development of social representations of gender
Children's representations of social relations
Social representations of childhood: an implicit theory of development
What is in an image? The structure of mothers' images of the child and their influence on conversational styles
The acquisition of reflexive social emotions: the transmission and reproduction of social control through joint action
From social cognition to social representations in the study of intelligence
Prototypes of the psychologist and professionalisation: diverging social representations of a developmental process
Social psychology and developmental psychology: extending the conversation
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521363686
ISBN-10: 0521363683
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 30th March 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.2  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.5

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