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[Xmca-l] Re: Resending LSV/ANL on crisis in ontogengy

Oh, thanks so much, Andy!  
I was thinking somewhat along the same lines.  
I'm always nudged  to suspect I am thinking more clearly when the focus is beyond the individual corpora...

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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Resending LSV/ANL on crisis in ontogengy

p. 365, "The Child's Psyche":

"A child may or may not be bought a toy, but it is impossible not to buy it a textbook or an exercise book. The child therefore requests a schoolbook to be bought for it quite differently to how it asks for a toy to be bought. 
These requests have a different sense not only for its parents but above all for the child itself."

I was thinking, in relation to Huw's issues, that really SSD is little to do with "biological maturation." It is to do with the normative series of roles, and these are found in bureaucracies as well as the modern life of a child.


*Andy Blunden*

Peg Griffin wrote:
> Thinking of growth which challenges social arrangements, Andy, am I mistakenly remembering an anecdote like the following in Leontiev's "Problems in the Development of Mind:"  A child not yet going to school and a child going to school have different "calls" on the family to buy pencils or crayons -- might be nice for the younger one but absolute need for the older one.   
> I hope this scenario is really there (or somewhere not just in my internal constructions] because in it socio-cultural institutions impact one another and pull in the individual's growth while doing it and then there's a wonderful arabesque rebound to the individual.
> [Sorry I don't right now have a copy and a way to get to where this 
> might be in the Leontiev book.  Hint:) I'm really pretty sure it's far 
> away from the part about trying to teach forearm cells to recognize 
> light! ] Peg