Symbolic Resources

Tania Zittoun & Alex Gillespie

Abstract Symbolic resources, sometimes called cultural resources, are cultural elements (i.e., created by people and loaded with meaning) that become resources in the process of being used by people to act upon the world, another person or themselves. This definition includes such diverse phenomena as using a shovel to dig a hole and being calmed by listening to soothing music.
Citation Zittoun, T., & Gillespie, A. (2013). Symbolic Resources. In The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 1111-1111). London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
Type Book chapter (English)
Year 2013
Book title The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (London)
Pages 1111-1111
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118339893....