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[Xmca-l] Re: On Vivian Paley -- Symbolic Dev and play

Thank you for this fascinating *re-search*.
I took your advice and went to the discussion section.
I was struck by what Vivian wrote on page 77. [it converges with our recent
discussion on the transformation from the graphic functional TO the formal
systematic accounts.
Listen to how Vivian re-turns FROM the formal towards the

"I notice as I go into the older classes to discuss the issue of FAIRNESS,
 [formal] they first deal with it DISTANTLY, abstractly. As they get closer
and closer to telling the stories in which they and the other students are
PARTICIPATING, in scenes where rejection is taking place, as they can bring
onto a stage, children will say, ' Well, all right, let's just pretend
something. Pretend that I'm a worst friend; and on and on'"

Seems to be the world of *as if*

Interesting convergences

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:54 PM, Frank Kessel <fkessel@unm.edu> wrote:

> MIKE & CO:  Once-upon-a-long-time-ago -- and as you may (or may not!)
> remember -- we had a Vivian-P-inspired symposium at SRCD . . .
> coincidentally the last time it was held in Seattle.  Another coincidence
> -- I'm teaching a course on "Play" this semester where we're reading two of
> her more recent books.  Which is why I had easy access to this -- the LCHC
> Newsletter that emerged from that symposium.  One or more of you may find
> at least the closing, audience-member comments/commentary interesting . . .
> if only for historical reasons!  FRANK (KESSEL)
> ________________________________________
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> on behalf of mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:38 AM
> To: xmca-l@ucsd.edu
> Subject: [Xmca-l]  Symbolic Dev and play
> I am still away from home, but near email. While musing in the woods I was
> wondering where the query on recent research in cultural historical vein
> had gotten to. All I saw before disappearing from the grid was references
> to Vyg himself.
> Then I started to think about the work of Vivian Paley which I should think
> offers a plenitude of compelling examples relevant to this issue. Was this
> work discussed and I missed it?
> Mike
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