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Catastrophes, risques et représentations sociales: réflexions sur les puits de causalité

Abstract : The aim of this article is to compare the contributions of the sociology of risk to the study of social representations. The second approach, although intended to be multidisciplinary and multidimensional, has difficulty in integrating the dimension of the imaginary and contextual or historical factors, because it is regularly focused on the strictly methodological objective. This tendency towards reductionism causes it to lose the substance of these phenomena (risks, disasters, extraordinary events) which are symbolic, temporally and locally referred to, cultural and multi-referential. After describing the meaning and definition of the terms "disaster" and "risk", we will look at the existing relationships between the social impact of disastrous phenomena and structuralist conceptions of change in the theory of social representations. It will then be seen that the latter theoretical trend could be enriched by a reflexive and anthropological conception of catastrophic events and the proliferation of risks in contemporary societies.
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Jean-Marie Seca. Catastrophes, risques et représentations sociales: réflexions sur les puits de causalité. Psihologia Socială, EDITURA POLIROM S.A, 2012, XXIX (1), pp.93-105. ⟨hal-03005652⟩



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