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CEGARRA, José. Social Imaginary Theoretical-epistemological Basis. Cinta moebio [online]. 2012, n.43, pp.01-13. ISSN 0717-554X.

This paper aims to analyze social imaginary theoretical-epistemological basis. First, it defined the term social imaginary in relation to other similar or derivative, imagination, social representation and others. They settled their differences and finally developed the ideas of the most important authors on the subject, Moscovici, Abric, Castoriadis, Durand, Carter, Baeza, Pintos. It was concluded that the social imaginary are 1) interpretations in reality, 2) socially legitimized, 3) material manifestation as speech, symbols, attitudes, affective appraisals, knowledge legitimated 4) historically developed and modified, 5) as matrices for social cohesion and identity, 6) distributed primarily through school, media and other social institutions, and 7) committed to the hegemonic groups.

Keywords : Social imaginary; social representation; interpretive schemes; symbols; matrices of meaning.

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