Empirical Approaches to Social Representations by Glynis M. BreakwellEmpirical Approaches to Social Representations by Glynis M. Breakwell

Empirical Approaches to Social Representations

EditorGlynis M. Breakwell, David V. Canter

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

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A long-awaited and critical review of a key topic, this book shows how different empirical approaches to the study of social representations are viable and can be complementary. Empirical examples of the analysis of particular social representations - from museums to new technology - areincluded. The ten chapters in the first half of the book present the key arguments concerning the relationship between the theory and methods. The second half looks at a wide variety of research topics. Of central concern to all the topics are the circumstances under which one can be certain ofhaving described a social representation. The answer lies in the use of multivariate statistical analysis, the use of which is clearly explained.
Glynis M. Breakwell is at University of Surrey. David V. Canter is at University of Surrey.
Title:Empirical Approaches to Social RepresentationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:358 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198521812

ISBN - 13:9780198521815


Table of Contents

1. Rob Farr: Empirical contributions to the study of social representations2. Michael Billing: Studying the thinking society: social representations, rhetoric, and attitudes3. Nicholas Emler and Jocelyne Ohana: Studying social representations in children: just old wine in new bottles?4. Gerard Duveen and Barbara Lloyd: An ethnographic approach to social representations5. David Uzzell and Linda Blud: Vikings! Children's social representations of history6. Andy McKinlay, Jonathan Potter, and Margaret Wetherell: Discourse analysis and social representations7. Willem Doise: Debating social representations8. David Good: The problems of investigating social representations : linguistic parallels9. Glynis M. Breakwell: Integrating paradigms, methodological implications10. Sean Hammond: The descriptive analyses of shared representations11. David V. Canter and Circe Monteiro: The lattice of polemic social representations: a comparison of the social representations of occupations in favelas, public housing, and middle-class neighbourhoods of Brazil12. Christopher R. Fife-Schaw: Finding social representations in attribute checklists: how will we know when we have found one?13. S. Caroline Purkhardt and Janet E. Stockdale: Multidimensional scaling as a technique for the exploration and description of a social representation14. Lucia Mannetti and Giancarlo Tanucci: The meaning of work for young people: the role of parents in the transmission of a social representation15. Bruna Zani: Social representations of mental illness: naive and professional perspectivesDavid V. Canter and Glynis M. Breakwell: Epilogue: Methodological contributions to the theory of social representationsIndex