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Title Social representations and identity : content, process and power / edited by Gail Moloney and Iain Walker
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 247 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Gail Moloney and Iain Walker -- Moving people and shifting representations: making immigrant identities / Kay Deaux and Shaun Wiley -- Social representations of alterity in the United States / Gina Philogène -- Identity representations within Israeli society: a kaleidoscope of minority phenomena / Emda Orr -- Social representations and the politically satirical cartoon: the construction and reproduction of the refugee and asylum-seeker identity / Gail Moloney -- A narrative theory of history and identity: social identity, social representations, society, and the individual / James H. Liu and János László -- Representing "us" and "them": constructing white identities in everyday talk / Martha Augoustinos and Damien Riggs -- "It's not their fault that they have that colour skin, is it?": young British children and the possibilities for contesting racializing representations / Caroline Howarth -- Conceptions and misconceptions: social representations of medically assisted reproduction / Iain Walker, Pia Broderick, and Helen Correia -- Inviolable versus alterable identities: culture, biotechnology, and resistance / Nicole Kronberger and Wolfgang Wagner -- Identity, self-control, and risk / Hélène Joffe -- Social identities and social representations: how are they related? / Ivana Marková
Summary Power, social positioning, identity, and social knowledge construction underpin most contemporary social issues. However, in many instances the topic of study is the issue itself which can lead to an implicit conceptualization of the issue as static, distinct and separable from the identity, and relationships, of the groups to whom the issue pertains. Explicitly drawing from the non-individualistic perspective offered by social representations theory, this book presents an alternative view of social identity by articulating the inseparable dynamic relationships that exist between content, process and power relations when social identity is embedded in social knowledge. Social representations and Identity: Content, Process, and Power is an integrated collection of theoretically driven applied research by authors from United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, Australasia, and North America that addresses salient social issues such as: immigration, refugees, ethnic and minority relations, national and supranational identity, health, and techno-political rationality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collective behavior.
Group identity.
Intergroup relations.
Social perception.
Social psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Moloney, Gail.
Walker, Iain, 1960-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 023060918X
(alk. paper)