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Social representations of climate change in Swedish lay focus groups: Local or distant, gradual or catastrophic?

Overview of attention for article published in Public Understanding of Science, October 2012
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Title
Social representations of climate change in Swedish lay focus groups: Local or distant, gradual or catastrophic?
Published in
Public Understanding of Science, October 2012
DOI 10.1177/0963662512462787
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Authors

Victoria Wibeck

Abstract

This paper explores social representations of climate change, investigating how climate change is discussed by Swedish laypeople interacting in focus group interviews. The analysis focuses on prototypical examples and metaphors, which were key devices for objectifying climate change representations. The paper analyzes how the interaction of focus group participants with other speakers, ideas, arguments, and broader social representations shaped their representations of climate change. Climate change was understood as a global but distant issue with severe consequences. There was a dynamic tension between representations of climate change as a gradual vs. unpredictable process. Implications for climate change communication are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Unknown 66 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 24%
Researcher 14 21%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 14 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 25 37%
Environmental Science 9 13%
Psychology 8 12%
Unspecified 6 9%
Arts and Humanities 5 7%
Other 15 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 November 2017.
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#6,598,579
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Outputs from Public Understanding of Science
#518
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#88,258
of 224,160 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Public Understanding of Science
#17
of 22 outputs
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