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[Xmca-l] Re: Reading for Novices



Among other things, Vygotsky was a prolific and brilliant writer of
prefaces to other people's books: yesterday I noticed that one of the more
poetic tropes he uses, citing the art historian J.W. Richter and Tolstoy
about how the step from being a five year old to being Isaac Newton is
nothing compared to the step from being a one year old to being a five year
old, is lifted straight from a preface he wrote to a book on teachiing the
severely mentally retarded by "Auntie Katie", a popular columnist in Soviet
newspapers.

The problem is, of course, that he doesn't write these nice long prefaces
to his OWN books (and in fact often doesn't even have time to finish them).
So we've been publishing a "Collected Works" series of Vygotsky's works
here in Korea. The books themselves are in Korean, but I put up English
versions of the Prefaces on my academia.edu site:

https://www.academia.edu/8382956/Biography_of_a_Text_Thinking_and_Speech_at_Seventy-eight

https://www.academia.edu/5196245/Untangling_a_genetic_root_of_Thinking_and_Speech_A_textology_of_Tool_and_Sign

https://www.academia.edu/8493475/Foreword_to_Volume_One_of_Vygotskys_History_of_the_Development_of_the_Higher_Mental_Functions_Korean_Edition_

https://www.academia.edu/8493490/Foreword_to_Volume_Two_of_Vygotskys_History_of_the_Development_of_the_Higher_Mental_Functions_Korean_Edition_

https://www.academia.edu/9643101/Dilemmas_Into_Aporias

The first two (Preface to "Thinking and Speech" and Preface to "Tool and
Sign") have been published elsewhere, but all the others are an xmca
exclusive!

David Kellogg
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies



On 8 December 2014 at 08:53, Natalia Gajdamaschko <nataliag@sfu.ca> wrote:

> Hi Annalisa,
> In my Vygotsky intro seminar I use the combination of the following two
> texts:
>
> 1) The Cambridge Companion to Vygotsky Paperback – April 30, 2007
> by Harry Daniels (Editor), Michael Cole  (Editor), James V. Wertsch
> (Editor)
> http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Companion-Vygotsky-Harry-Daniels/dp/0521537878/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417996005&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Cambridge+Companion+of+Vygotsky
>
> 2) Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context (Learning in Doing:
> Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives) Paperback – September 15,
> 2003
> by Alex Kozulin (Editor), Boris Gindis (Editor), Vladimir S. Ageyev
> (Editor), Suzanne M. Miller (Editor)
> http://www.amazon.com/Vygotskys-Educational-Cultural-Context-Learning/dp/0521528836/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
>
> And, of course, for those articles that are easy to find on-line, we
> should thank Andy and his Vygotsky archive --
> http://www.marxists.org/archive/vygotsky/index.htm
>
> Combination of those seem to work very well for my students.
> Best wishes,
> Natalia.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Annalisa Aguilar" <annalisa@unm.edu>
> Cc: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, December 7, 2014 2:40:59 PM
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Reading for Novices
>
> Hello Henry, Bella, Larry, and Miguel!
>
> Thanks one and all for your recommendations!
>
> I should have asked for articles that are easily to find online too. There
> are a few in the texts offered, but if there are others, I am patiently
> hoping for others to point me to some articles if there are any you can
> think of.
>
> I decided to list these out in one post for anyone who would like to see a
> list in one place of introductory texts:
>
> *********************************************
> Introductory Texts for CHAT Novices
> *********************************************
>
> *****
> - Martin, J. & Kirschner S., (2010), The Sociocultural Turn in Psychology
>
>      The following articles appear in the title above:
>
>      - Cole, M. & Gajdamashko, N., (2010), "Vygotsky and Context: Toward a
> Resolution"
>
>      - Martin, J. & Kirschner, S., (2010), "The Sociocultural Turn in
> Psychology: An Introduction and an Invitation"
>
>      - Stetsenko, A., & Arievitch, I. (2010), "Cultural-Historical
> Activity Theory: Foundational Worldview, Major Principles, and the
> Relevance of Sociocultural Context"
>
> *****
> - Rogoff, B., (2013) Cultural Nature of Human Development
>
> *****
> - Vygotsky, L.S., (1978),  Mind in Society
>
> *****
> - Wertsch, J., (1988), Vygotsky and the Social Formation of Mind
>
> *****
> - Yasnitsky, A., van der Veer, R., & Ferrari, M., (2014) The Cambridge
> Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology
>
> *****
>
> --end
>
>
>