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Commentary: Social influence and social change: states and strategies of social capital

Sammut, Gordon; Andreouli, Eleni and Sartawi, Mohammad (2012). Commentary: Social influence and social change: states and strategies of social capital. In: Wagoner, Brady; Jensen, Eric and Oldmeadow, Julian A. eds. Culture and Social Change: Transforming Society Through the Power of Ideas. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 263–273.

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This book brings together social sciencists to create an interdisciplinary dialogue on the topic of social change as a cultural process. Culture is as much about novelty as it is about tradition, as much about change as it is about stability. This dynamic tension is analyzed in collective protests, intergroup dynamics, language, mass media, science, community participation, art, and social transitions to capitalism, among others contexts. These diverse cases illustrate a number of key factors that can propel, slow-down and retract social change. An emancipatory and integrative social science is developed in this book, which offers a new explanatory model of human behavior and thought under conditions of institutional and societal change.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2012 IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1-61735-758-8, 978-1-61735-758-9
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 41962
Depositing User: Eleni Andreouli
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 11:17
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41962
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