Using Social Representations Theory to Examine Lay Explanation of Contemporary Social Crises : The Case of Ireland ’ s Recession

@inproceedings{CLIODHNA2012UsingSR,
  title={Using Social Representations Theory to Examine Lay Explanation of Contemporary Social Crises : The Case of Ireland ’ s Recession},
  author={O CLIODHNA and Connor},
  year={2012}
}
  • O CLIODHNA, Connor
  • Published 2012
Social actors operate under a basic imperative to construct explanations for the events that surround them. Many issues that dominate the societal agenda today are not available to direct perception, derive from traditionally expert domains and are relatively remote from immediate local experience. This presents a challenge for lay explanation of these issues. Social representations theory offers a useful framework through which the construction of lay explanation for such issues can be… CONTINUE READING

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