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What differences make a difference?: a discussion of hegemony, resistance and representation

Glăveanu, Vlad Petre (2009) What differences make a difference?: a discussion of hegemony, resistance and representation. Papers on Social Representations, 18 (2). 1-2.22. ISSN 1021-5573

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Abstract

This article discusses the relationship between hegemony and resistance using the framework of the social representations theory (SRT). It starts by describing hegemony and resistance as dyadic processes that emerge from the work of representation and shows how SRT encompasses both the hegemonic nature of representations and their potential to transform by presenting empirical studies of gender and race. In the second part of the article an explanation of hegemony and resistance from a social representations perspective is developed, one centred around notions of similarity, consensus, "possibility of difference" and alternative representations. In the end, an analogy between systems of representation and geographical environments is made in order to emphasise the dynamic nature of the forces that shape our social life.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.psych.lse.ac.uk/psr/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 11:02
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39033/

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