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GONZALEZ PEREZ, Marco Antonio. New routes in the development of social representations theory. Culturales [online]. 2021, vol.9, e560.  Epub Feb 16, 2022. ISSN 2448-539X.

This writing has the purpose to present some routes that currently travel social representations studies, mainly in Latin America, based on a documentary review of the state of the art on the. There are traditional notions that remain unchanged, others that have been transformed, and new conceptualizations. There is a boom in these studies due to the processes of social change that demand a psychosocial understanding with a historical-cultural orientation. The fight against neoliberalism has imposed a positivist, individualistic model of social science, without social relevance, which stimulates the search for critical interpretations of representational phenomena. Interesting attempts for theoretical linking and relevant applications are observed in different fields of knowledge, such as communication, education and political science. Techniques of social analysis are presented from the procedural and product perspectives. Finally, the evolution of the theory initiated by Moscovici and some relevant aspects to take into account in the future are discussed.

Keywords : Social representations; Social psychology; Social research; Critical thinking.

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