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[xmca] The theoretical reason of the "ban" on Vygotsky


I would like to ask any reference book or article about the*
theoretical*reasons of why Vygotsky was not recognized in Soviet Union
starting from 30s
until 60s (it seems that, according to Mike (Cole) , his students were still
in a situation of dissidence even around 1990s.

I know that there may be many absurd political reasons about the ban on
Vygotsky and his colleagues.

But rather than the political ones, I would like to know the theoretical
reasons: What the Soviet power did not like in Vygotsky's theory and
approach? Did such a reason exist which belonged not to politics but to
science of psychology itself?

I know that Vygotsky rejected to qualify psychology "Marxist" easily ,
without truly obtaining a scientific, Marxist science of psychology (He
emphasized that psychology can only be Marxist in "Historical Crisis").

May be authorities did not like his approach in this regard. Also, in that
period, authorities did not like people look also to the West in various
areas, including the art and they preferred people create science, art etc
which belong only to Soviet Union...etc

So, is there any hint about there any big theoretical difference beween
what Soviet authorities preferred and what Vygotsky followed?

Is there any memoirs from Luria, Leontiev about this?


Ulvi Icil
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