Representation as a Social Process

In the recording we outline six claims about representation.

One: Representation is a social process.

Two: Representations construct reality as we know it.

Three: Representation is a system of signs and meanings.

Four: Representations matter because they shape how people think about the world which in turn shapes how they act in the world.

Five: Representation processes in the mass society are institutionalised and routine.

Six: Some people have more power to shape representations.