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Unformatted text preview: nce, inequality, exclusion, famine, and thus economic oppression', for the importance to pay a debt to the 'spirit of Marx' to 'produce events, new effective forms of action, practice, organization, and so forth', and for the 'undeconstructability of a certain idea of justice' (Derrida, 1994, p. 54). Social Representations Theory deserves the impassioned defence Banchs has brought to it, and if her version of Moscovici could be adopted in Britain, many of our problems would be over. It would then make political sense to champion SRT, and to develop this line of research. SRT in Venezuela clearly has a different ideological character to that being developed here (Banchs, 1990). I am grateful to Banchs for drawing attention to errors and mistaken formulations in my critique of contemporary representations of social representations, but I am less optimistic about its deconstructive potential here, unless, that is, it is given a further deconstructive twist. References Abric, J.-C. (1984). A theoretical and experimental approach to the study of social representations in a situation of interaction. In R. M. Farr & S. Moscovici (Eds) Social Representations, pp. 169-183. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Abric, J.-C. (1993). Central system, peripheral system: Their functions and roles in the dynamics of social representations. Papers on Social Representations, 2 (2), 75-78. Allansdottir, A., Jovchelovitch, S. & Stathopoulou, A. (1993). Social representations: The versatility of a concept. Papers on Social Representations, 2, (1), 3-10. Augostinos, M. (1993). The openness and closure of a concept: Reply to Allansdottir, Jovchelovitch & Stathopoulou. Papers on Social Representations, 2, (1), 26-30. Banchs, M. A. (1990). Las representaciones sociales: Sugerencias sobre una alternativa teórica y un rol posible para los psicólogos sociales en Latinoamérica. In B. Jiménez (Ed) Aportes críticos a la psicología en Latinoamérica, pp. 183-221. Guadalajara: Editorial Universidad de Guadalajara. Banchs, M. A. (1994). Desconstruyendo una desconstrucción: Lectura de Ian Parker (1989) a la luz de los criterios de Parker y Shotter (1990). Papers on Social Representations, 3, 1, 52-74. Bar-Tal, D. & Antebi, D. (1992). Siege mentality in Israel. Ongoing Production on Social Representations, 1 (1), 49-68. Burman, E. (1990) Differing with deconstruction: A feminist critique. In I. Parker & J. Shotter (Eds) Deconstructing Social Psychology, pp. 208-220. London: Routledge. Codol, J.-P. (1984). On the system of representations in an artificial social situation. In R. M. Farr & S. Moscovici (Eds) Social Representations, pp. 239-253. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. On M. A. Banchs 7 Derrida, J. (1994). Spectres of Marx. New Left Review, 205, 31-58. Deutscher, I. (1984). Foreword. In R. M. Farr & S. Moscovici (Eds) Social Representations, pp. xiii-xviii. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Eagleton, T. (1991). Ideology: an Introduction. London: Verso. Farr, R. M. & Moscovici, S. (Eds) (1984). Social Representations....
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