Imaginaries. Representations and Social Memories
Keywords: social representations, social imaginary, social memory
In this article after synthetizing essential features of Serge Moscovici´s Social Representations
theory, Cornelius Castoriadi’s theory on Imaginaries, and Maurice Halbwachs’s Social
Memory theory, the author compares them in terms of the objectives of each theory, the object
of each theory, their conception of society, their conception of the individual, and the role each
one attributes to images. Finally conclusions concerning theoretical and metatheoretical
similarities and differences between them are discussed.