Volume 10   Number 2     Fall 2017

Representing the Vagueness within the Dialogical Self: Presence and Absence of the Object in between Self and Community

Dany Boulanger
Aalborg University, Denmark & Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil

pp. 117-130

Abstract. In this paper, I try to enrich both the social representation theory (SRT) and the dialogical self theory (DST) by integrating the concepts of vagueness and boundary case borrowed from modern philosophy. These concepts are linked to SRT and DST through an illustration based on the analysis of stakeholders (professionals from the school and other community organizations) discourses in a Canadian partnership program.  


Keywords: dialogical self, social representation, vagueness, boundary case, school-family relationship