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Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (Hardcover)
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The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics aims to contribute the study of politics ‘from the bottom up', filling a gap in the current social and political psychology literature and providing a new perspective on the topic for students and researchers.
The study of socio-political phenomena from the perspective of everyday life is gaining ground in the social sciences. Increasingly, there are calls for the study of key social scientific concepts, such as citizenship, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism, in terms of everyday practices. Social psychology is uniquely positioned to study the intricacies and complexities of the everyday sphere in its socio-political context.
Drawing on extensive international research, the book will be divided into three core parts: the relevance of politics in everyday intercultural relations; the psychological processes involved in agency, resistance and systems of social and political change; and the social psychology of political practices, such as voting and political leadership. Together these highlight the significance of politics for everyday social relations, social identities, knowledge systems and possibilities for social and political transformation. Each section will conclude with an invited commentary from a leading scholar in the field, who will consider the broader implications and international relevance of the chapters as whole.
The book will be used by researchers who wish to expand their knowledge of the field and it will be a valuable resource for students in social and political psychology and related disciplines, adding a more social perspective to more traditional texts in the field.