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Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research

Societies Under Threat

A Pluri-Disciplinary Approach

Editors: Jodelet, Denise, Vala, Jorge, Drozda-Senkowska, Ewa (Eds.)

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  • Illuminates the importance of threat on the representation of everyday life, from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Addresses the social meanings of threats in the context of terrorism, nationalism, migrants and refugees and diversity as challenges for contemporary societies
  • Promotes cooperation and dialogue on risks and threats in society, between the human and social sciences
  • Brings together internationally distinguished and influential authors from different disciplines on psychological, social, religious, historical and political factors of threats
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This book illuminates the importance of threat on the representation of everyday life, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Divided into three parts, the book sets out by addressing the conceptual aspects of threat and by opening views  on phenomena and social processes associated with threat. It shows how  threat constitutes an analytical category that simultaneously involves social, psychological, religious, historical and political factors, and calls for a sufficiently broad conceptual definition to integrate pluri-disciplinary contributions. The second part focuses on the building of threats, mainly the environmental threats that have reached a tragic dimension today and are a core aspect of world concerns, the contemporary global terrorism, the migrations and the challenges these bring to contemporary societies, as well as the threats associated with the emergence of nationalism and the diverse aspects of excluding the Other. The final part examines the coping strategies, including oblivion, denial and defiance associated with different sources of threats, for instance those arising from epidemic and collective diseases, financial technology, natural disasters and collective traumas.

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Denise Jodelet, Docteur d’Etat in Social Psychology, Directeur d’Etudes at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and member of the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme has taken the direction of the Laboratoire de Psychologie sociale of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales after its founder, Serge Moscovici. Specialized in the study of Social Representations she has directed various programs of research and doctoral thesis (particularly in the domains of environment, health, memory, education). She has published many books and articles, of theoretical and empirical nature, on social representations, pointing particularly on the fields of madness and mental health, body, health, environment, collective memory and social threats). She is currently oriented towards meaning construction and transmission through art and religion, giving attention to the imaginary dimension of social representations. Her work has led her to establish stretch collaborative relations with diverse universities in Europe, Latin and South America, Asia and Africa. Responding to Serge Moscovici’s desire to give continuity to the international network animated in the Laboratoire Européen de Psychologie Sociale, she has founded and his the President of the “Réseau Mondial Serge Moscovici” (REMOSCO) at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.
Jorge Vala, PhD in Social Psychology, is an Emeritus Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS)/University of Lisbon. Jorge Vala is a former Director of the Institute for Social Sciences from the University of Lisbon and he was the National Coordinator of the European Social Survey (ESFRI). At ICS, his research focus on socio-cognitive processes, namely in the field of social representations and ideologies, social norms and social identities. His present projects articulate these processes with the study of racism and prejudice, migration issues, social threats, political attitudes, social justice, and validation of everyday knowledge.
Ewa Drozda-Senkowska, is Professor of Social Psychology in the University of Paris where she has been the Director of the Laboratory of Social Psychology and where she was  the Director of the Institute of Psychology. She created a laboratory for the study of social threats at its University. She has coordinated several works on collective irrationalities, the pitfalls of reasoning and  psychology of anticipation. She authored several books, chapters and scientific papers focusing on group behaviour and, the more recent ones, on social threats.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Societies Under Threat
Book Subtitle
A Pluri-Disciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Denise Jodelet
  • Jorge Vala
  • Ewa Drozda-Senkowska
Series Title
Frontiers in Sociology and Social Research
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39315-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39315-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39314-4
Series ISSN
2523-3424
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 220
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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