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[xmca] FW: vygotsky in perspective
I just got notice of a new book on LSV:
Main Author: Miller, Ronald, 1943-
Title: Vygotsky in perspective / Ronald Miller.
Primary Material: Book
Subject(s): Vygotskii, L. S. (Lev Semenovich), 1896-1934.
Psychologists Soviet Union.
Psychology Soviet Union History.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press,
Description: xiii, 451 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Lev Vygotsky has acquired the status of one of the grand
masters in psychology. Following the English translation
and publication of his Collected Works there has been a
new wave of interest in Vygotsky accompanied by a
burgeoning of secondary literature. Ronald Miller argues
that Vygotsky is increasingly being 'read' and
understood through secondary sources and that scholars
have claimed Vygotsky as the foundational figure for
their own theories, eliminating his most distinctive
contributions and distorting his theories. Miller peels
away the accumulated layers of commentary to provide a
clearer understanding of how Vygotsky built and
developed his arguments. In an in-depth analysis of the
last three chapters of Vygotsky's book Thinking and
Speech, Miller provides a critical interpretation of the
core theoretical concepts that constitute Vygotsky's
cultural-historical theory, including the development of
concepts, mediation, the zone of proximal development,
conscious awareness, inner speech, word meaning and
Table of Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. A
thematic overview; 3. The development of concepts; 4.
The development of scientific concepts; 5. The
development of scientific concepts: critique; 6. Thought
and word; 7. Michael Cole
artifact mediated action: setting the record straight; 8.
James V. Wertsch
cultural tools and mediated action: getting it wrong; 9.
James V. Wertsch: mediation and the zone of proximal
development; 10. The essential commentators; 11.
Location: On Order for Stacks
Call Number: No call number available
University of Georgia Libraries
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
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