Accès public à partir du 1 janv. 2018
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Imagination: Creating alternatives in everyday life

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex

In: The Palgrave handbook of creativity and culture research, 2016, p. 225-242

In this chapter, we present an integrative sociocultural model of imagination. From this perspective, imagination can be seen as a psychological process of temporary “uncoupling” from the ongoing, here-and-now, socially shared world. Although imagination is often private, it is deeply social and cultural in its nature, content, and outcomes. We will first identify some of the conditions which...

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Internalization: How culture becomes mind

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex

In: Culture & Psychology, 2015, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 477-491

Internalization, the process by which culture becomes mind, is a core concept in cultural psychology. However, since the 1990s it has also been the source of debate. Critiques have focused on the underlying metaphor of internal-external as problematic. It has been proposed that appropriation provides a better conceptualization, a term that focuses attention more on behavior and less on...

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Collaborative Analysis of Qualitative Data

Cornish, Flora ; Gillespie, Alex ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Handbook of qualitative data analysis, 2013, vol. 6, p. 79-93

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Meaning making in motion: Bodies and minds moving through institutional and semiotic structures

Gillespie, Alex ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture & Psychology, 2013, vol. 19, no. 4, p. 518-532

What is meaning? And how does it arise? Werner and Kaplan’s approach to symbol formation was prescient in understanding the importance of the body and activity. However, their embodied approach needs to be complemented by a broader conceptualization of social institutions and complex semiotic structures in the genesis and function of symbolic processes. Specifically, human bodies, which are the...

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Symbolic Resources

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex

In: The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2013, p. 1-4

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Using Resources: Conceptualizing the Mediation and Reflective Use of Tools and Signs

Gillespie, Alex ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture & Psychology, 2010, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 37-62

The idea that culture comprises resources that are used has become a popular means to re-conceptualize the culture—agency antinomy. However, the theorization of using resources is fragmented. The present article reviews several attempts to theorize resources, arguing that there has been too much focus upon the resources themselves, while the notion of use has been neglected. Focusing upon mode...