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Valences, traces and new synthesis in social representing. Commentary of J. Valsiner’s Creating sign hierarchies
Résumé Based on a chemical metaphor, Valsiner's (2013) model proposes to consider social representations as semiotic processes regulating developmental dynamic. In this paper I pursue this exploration by considering situations in which people's trajectories lead them to confront with conflicting social representations. Based on the two cases of young women's war experience, I suggest (i) that social representation have, for a given person, different "weight" than others, because they have longer story for him or her; (ii) that social representations might have positive or negative "valences", due to their emotional resonance; and that (iii) the existence of specific conditions of "natural laboratories" might help us to account for the processes by which people nonetheless engage into new forms of representing.
   
Mots-clés social representation; semiotic processes; catalysis; development
   
Citation Zittoun, T. (2013). Valences, traces and new synthesis in social representing. Commentary of J. Valsiner’s Creating sign hierarchies. Papers in social representations, 22, 181-1814.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 7-12-2013
Nom du périodique Papers in social representations
Volume 22
Pages 181-1814
URL http://www.psych.lse.ac.uk/psr/
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