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posted on 30.06.2014, 14:36 authored by Jonathan Potter, Derek Edwards
This article compares and contrasts the way a set of fundamental issues are treated in social representations theory and discursive psychology. These are: action, representation, communication, cognition, construction, epistemology and method. In each case we indicate arguments for the discursive psychological treatment. These arguments are then developed and illustrated through a discussion of Wagner et al. 1999 which highlights in particular the way the analysis fails to address the activities done by people when they are producing representations, and the epistemological troubles that arise from failing to address the role of the researcher’s own representations.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Culture & Psychology

Volume

5

Pages

445 - 456

Citation

POTTER, J. and EDWARDS, D., 1999, Social representations and discursive psychology. Culture & Psychology, 5, pp.445-456.

Publisher

© Sage

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

1999

ISSN

1354-067X

eISSN

1461-7056

Language

en