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Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

Series Editor: Jaan Valsiner

The series Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation is dedicated to bringing the scholarly reader new ways of representing human lives in the contemporary social sciences. It is a part of a new direction – cultural psychology— that has emerged at the intersection of developmental, dynamic and social psychologies, anthropology, education, and sociology. It aims to provide cutting-edge examinations of global social processes, which for every country are becoming increasingly multi-cultural. Therefore, social sciences need new ways of considering how to study human lives in their globalizing contexts. The focus of this series is the social representation of people, communities, and – last but not least— the social sciences themselves.

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  1. Rethinking Creativity

    Contributions from social and cultural psychology

    Edited by Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Alex Gillespie, Jaan Valsiner

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    Despite more than half a century of psychological research on creativity we are still far from a clear understanding of the creative process, its antecedents and consequences and, most of all, the ways in which we can effectively support creativity. This is primarily due to a narrow focus on...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Qualitative Mathematics for the Social Sciences

    Mathematical Models for Research on Cultural Dynamics

    Edited by Lee Rudolph

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    In this book Lee Rudolph brings together international contributors who combine psychological and mathematical perspectives to analyse how qualitative mathematics can be used to create models of social and psychological processes. Bridging the gap between the fields with an imaginative and...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Engaging Violence

    Trauma, memory and representation

    Edited by Ivana Maček

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    This volume opens up new ground in the field of social representations research by focusing on contexts involving mass violence, rather than on relatively stable societies. Representations of violence are not only symbolic, but in the first place affective and bodily, especially when it comes to...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Interaction, Communication and Development

    Psychological development as a social process

    By Charis Psaltis, Anna Zapiti

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    For decades there has been considerable interest in the ways that interactions between children can provide a beneficial context for the study of cognitive and social development. In this book Psaltis and Zapiti use both theoretical and empirical research to build on the perspectives of Piaget,...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cultural Realities of Being

    Abstract ideas within everyday lives

    Edited by Nandita Chaudhary, S. Anandalakshmy, Jaan Valsiner

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    Cultural Realities of Being offers a dialogue between academic activity and everyday lives by providing an interface between several perspectives on human conduct. Very often, academic pursuits are arcane and obscure for ordinary people, this book will attempt to disentangle these dialogues,...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Development as a Social Process

    Contributions of Gerard Duveen

    Edited by Serge Moscovici, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Brady Wagoner

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    This volume discusses the interface between human development and socio-cultural processes by exploring the writings of Gerard Duveen, an internationally renowned figure, whose untimely death left a void in the fields of socio-developmental psychology, cultural psychology, and research into social...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Social Representations in the 'Social Arena'

    Edited by Annamaria Silvana de Rosa

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    Social Representations in the 'Social Arena' presents key theoretical issues and extensive empirical research using different theoretical and methodological approaches to consider the value of social representation theory when social representations are examined in real world contexts. This...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Trust and Conflict

    Representation, Culture and Dialogue

    Edited by Ivana Marková, Alex Gillespie

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    Trust, distrust and conflict between social groups have existed throughout the history of humankind, although their forms have changed. Using three main concepts: culture, representation and dialogue, this book explores and re-thinks some of these changes in relation to concrete historical and...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Symbolic Transformation

    The Mind in Movement Through Culture and Society

    Edited by Brady Wagoner

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    This book brings together scholars from around the world to address the question of how culture and mind are related through symbols: it is through the mediation of symbols that we think, act, imagine, feel, dream and remember. Thus, to understand the structure, function and development of symbols...

    Published November 23rd 2009 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Imagination: Developing culture and minds
    By Tania Zittoun, Alex Gillespie
    To Be Published May 31st 2015
  2. Representing Development: Pasts, presents and futures of transformative models
    Edited by David Marco Carre, Jaan Valsiner, Stefan Hampl
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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