Collective Consciousness Theory in Sociology

  • Alexandra Walker


This chapter provides an overview of the seminal works on collective consciousness in sociology. Its purpose is to situate the concept of collective consciousness in a broad interdisciplinary context. It refers to the work of Durkheim, Halbwachs, and Giddens. It concludes with an overview of the Sociology of Human Consciousness model.


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  • Alexandra Walker
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  1. 1.Centre for Social ImpactUNSW AustraliaSydneyAustralia

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