Howarth, Caroline


Dr Caroline Howarth  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Psychology

Associate Professor

Experience keywords:

interfaith; youth; ethnicity; whiteness; identity; multiculturism; racism; school exclusion; intercultural relations; community

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Caroline Howarth's research focuses on the relationships between culture, identity, racism and agency. In particular, she explores how representations of different communities and social groups impinge on how these communities and groups define and so represent themselves.

Theories of social representations and social identities have proved invaluable in conceptualising the role of representation in identity formation, in the marginalisation and racialisation of different communities and in the assertion of community pride and positive self-identities. She has explored these complex and sometimes controversial issues in relation mixed-heritage identities and community art, to resistance and the cultural exclusion of black children at school, the racialised and gendered dynamics to the (re)production of local youth identities, the impact of others' stigmatising representations on identity, the social psychology of community and the consequences of difference in the research relationship.

She has recently completely a research project exploring social representations of multiculturalism in English schools which examines possibilities for intercultural dialogue, effective anti-racism and engaged diversity.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and CulturePolicy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Papua New Guinea; South Africa; UK; Fiji

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7339

Publications

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2014

Ahmed, Bipasha and Howarth, Caroline (2014) Race In: Teo, Thomas, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Springer Reference. Springer, New York, USA, 1625-1629. ISBN 9781461455820

Sammut, Gordon and Howarth, Caroline (2014) Social representations In: Teo, Thomas, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Springer Reference. Springer, New York, USA, 1799-1802. ISBN 9781461455820

Howarth, Caroline and Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex (2014) Making communities: diversity, movement and interdependence In: Sammut, Gordon and Andreouli, Eleni and Gaskell, George and Valsiner, J., (eds.) Handbook of Social Representations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Kessi, Shose and Howarth, Caroline (2014) Social change and social steadiness: reflective community? In: Marsico, G. and Ruggieri, R. and Salvatore, S., (eds.) Reflexivity and Change in Psychology. The yearbook of idiographic science (6). Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, USA.

Andreouli, Eleni and Howarth, Caroline and Sonn, Christopher (2014) The role of schools in promoting inclusive communities in contexts of diversity Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1). 16-21. ISSN 1359-1053

Howarth, Caroline and Wagner, Wolfgang and Magnusson, Nicola and Sammut, Gordon (2014) "It’s only other people who make me feel black": acculturation, identity and agency in a multicultural community Political Psychology, 35 (1). 81-95. ISSN 0162-895X

Sen, Ragini and Wagner, Wolfgang and Howarth, Caroline (2014) Secularism and religion in multifaith societies: the case of India SpringerBriefs in political science. Springer. ISBN 9783319019215

2013

Howarth, Caroline and Nicholson, Catherine and Whitney, Teresa (2013) Stigma In: Mason, Patrick L., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Macmillan Reference USA. ISBN 9780028661742

Howarth, Caroline and Campbell, Catherine and Cornish, Flora and Franks, Bradley and Garcia-Lorenzo, Lucia and Gillespie, Alex and Gleibs, Ilka H. and Goncalves-Portelinha, I. and Jovchelovitch, Sandra and Lahlou, Saadi and Mannell, Jenevieve Claire and Reader, Tom W. and Tennant, C. (2013) Insights from societal psychology: a contextual politics of societal change Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1 (1). 364-384. ISSN 2195-3325

2012

Howarth, Caroline and Wagner, Wolfgang and Kessi, Shose and Sen, Ragini (2012) The politics of moving beyond prejudice Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 (06). 437-438. ISSN 0140-525X

Gillespie, Alex and Howarth, Caroline and Cornish, Flora (2012) Four problems for researchers using social categories Culture and Psychology, 18 (3). 391-402. ISSN 1461-7056

Wagner, Wolfgang and Sen, Ragini and Permanadeli, Risa and Howarth, Caroline S. (2012) The veil and Muslim women's identity: cultural pressures and resistance to stereotyping Culture and Psychology, 18 (4). 521-541. ISSN 1354-067X

Wagner, Wolfgang and Sen, Ragini and Permanadeli, Risa and Howarth, Caroline (2012) The veil and Muslim women’s identity: cultural pressures and resistance to stereotyping Culture and Psychology, 18 (4). 521-541. ISSN 1461-7056

Andreouli, Eleni and Howarth, Caroline (2012) National identity and immigration: putting identity in context Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Online. ISSN 0021-8308

2011

Howarth, Caroline (2011) Representations, identity and resistance in communication In: Hook, Derek and Franks, Bradley and Bauer, Martin W., (eds.) The Social Psychology of Communication. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 153-168. ISBN 9780230247369

Howarth, Caroline and Kalampalikis, Nikos and Castro, Paula (2011) 50 years of research on social representations: central debates and challenging questions Papers on Social Representations, 20 (2). 9.1-9.11. ISSN 1021-5573

Howarth, Caroline (2011) Towards a visual social psychology of identity and representation: photographing the self, weaving the family in a multicultural British community In: Reavey, Paula, (ed.) Visual Methods in Psychology: Using and Interpreting IMAges in Qualitative Research. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. ISBN 9780415483483

2010

Howarth, Caroline (2010) Encouraging debate: the influence of Gerard Duveen Papers on Social Representations, 19 (1). 1.1-1.4. ISSN 1021-5573

Howarth, Caroline (2010) Revisiting gender identities and education: notes for a social psychology of resistant identities in modern culture Papers on Social Representations, 19 (1). 8.1-8.17. ISSN 1021-5573

2009

Howarth, Caroline (2009) Towards scholarship, innovation and collaboration Papers on Social Representations, 18 (1). 1-4. ISSN 1021-5573

Howarth, Caroline (2009) ‘I hope we won’t have to understand racism one day’: Researching or reproducing ‘race’ in social psychological research? British Journal of Social Psychology, 48 (3). 407-426. ISSN 0144-6665

2008

Howarth, Caroline (2008) Dialogue across disciplines: bringing politics to a social psychology of multiculture Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18 (4). 349-350. ISSN 1099-1298

2007

Howarth, Caroline (2007) "It’s not their fault that they have that colour skin, is it?" Young British children and the possibilities for contesting racializing representations In: Moloney, Gail and Walker, Iain, (eds.) Social Representations and Identity: Content, Process, and Power. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 131-156. ISBN 9781403979711

2006

Howarth, Caroline (2006) School exclusion: when pupils do not feel part of the school community Journal of School Leadership. ISSN 1052-6846

Howarth, Caroline (2006) A social representation is not a quiet thing: exploring the critical potential of social representations theory British Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (1). 65-86. ISSN 0144-6665

Howarth, Caroline (2006) How social representations of attitudes have informed attitude theories: the consensual and the reified Theory and Psychology, 16 (5). 691-714. ISSN 0959-3543

Howarth, Caroline (2006) Race as stigma: positioning the stigmatized as agents, not objects Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 16 (6). 442-451. ISSN 1052-9284

2005

Howarth, Caroline and Hook, Derek (2005) Towards a critical social psychology of racism: points of disruption Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 15 (6). 425-431. ISSN 1099-1298

Voelklein, Corina and Howarth, Caroline (2005) A review of controversies about social representations theory: a British debate Culture and Psychology, 11 (4). 431-454. ISSN 1461-7056

Howarth, Caroline and Hook, Derek (2005) Future directions for a critical social psychology of racism/antiracism Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 15 (6). 506-512. ISSN 1052-9284

2004

Howarth, Caroline and Foster, Juliet and Dorrer, Nike (2004) Exploring the potential of the theory of social representations in community-based health research - and vice versa? Journal of Health Psychology, 9 (2). 229-245. ISSN 1359-1053

Howarth, Caroline (2004) Re-presentation and resistance in the context of school exclusion: reasons to be critical Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 14 (5). 356-377. ISSN 1099-1298

2002

Howarth, Caroline (2002) Identity in whose eyes?: the role of representations in identity construction Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 32 (2). 145-162. ISSN 0021-8308

Howarth, Caroline (2002) Overcoming school exclusion and achieving successful youth transitions within African Caribbean communities: a research project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Supplement (18 (Ed). 9-10.

Howarth, Caroline (2002) Using the theory of social representations to explore difference in the research relationship Qualitative Research, 2 (1). 21-34. ISSN 1468-7941

Howarth, Caroline (2002) 'So, you're from Brixton?': the struggle for recognition and esteem in a multicultural community Ethnicities, 2 (2). 237-260. ISSN 1468-7968

2001

Howarth, Caroline (2001) Towards a social psychology of community: a social representations perspective Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 31 (2). 223-238. ISSN 0021-8308


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