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[Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie



No apology needed, I just did not want to take credit for Bella's paper!
Beth

On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 11:15 PM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> My sincere apology Beth.
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> Will try to slow down.  This topic multiplies quickly ; - )
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> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
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> *From: *Beth Ferholt <bferholt@gmail.com>
> *Sent: *January 6, 2017 7:21 PM
> *To: *eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> *Cc: *Alfredo Jornet Gil <a.j.gil@iped.uio.no>
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> *Subject: *[Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie
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> I have not caught up yet but think I am being confused with Bella -- My
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> paper in the issue did relate to redemption but I am Beth ; ) . Beth
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> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:26 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
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> > Here is the Garrison article. A search of the lchc site turned up a
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> > discussion of his work in 2007. And earlier, with an interruption for
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> > Garrison Keiler. :-)
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> > mike
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> >
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> > On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 4:57 PM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
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> >
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> > > Alfredo,
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> > > I have started reading through the article you have attached that you
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> > and
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> > > Wolf-Michael Roth wrote together. I noticed an article referenced  by
> J.
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> > > Garrison [An Introduction to Dewey’s Theory of Functional
> ‘trans-action’:
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> > > An alternative paradigm for Activity Theory] in Mind Culture and
> Activity
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> > > 2001.  Is this article archived as open access?
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> > > I believe Garrison may also contribute to my growing understanding of
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> > > [experience and learning].  You reference this at a point in your paper
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> > > [page 108] where you are discussing experience is in EXCESS of
> cognitive
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> > > construction. [a tremendous excess of experience over intellectual
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> > subject
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> > > matter]. This is a path worth travrlling along.
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> > >
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> > > Sent from Mail for Windows 10
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> > >
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> > > From: Alfredo Jornet Gilthat experience is always in
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> > > Sent: January 6, 2017 9:43 AM
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> > > To: lpscholar2@gmail.com; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
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> > > Subject: Re: [Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie
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> > >
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> > > Larry, great additions, but why writing "trans/hivanie" when we have a
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> > > number of resources to be aware of the etymological roots of
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> > perezhivanie?
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> > > One such resource is in Andy Blunden's article in the special issue.
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> > > Another is an earlier paper Michael and myself co-authored a few years
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> > ago
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> > > and which you can find attached. I quote from the paper:
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> > >
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> > > "Experience (perezhivanie) in its original sense—in English and Russian
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> > as
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> > > well as in the French exp´er ience or the German equivalent Erfahr
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> > > ung—suggests that in contrast to the repetition of something,
> experience
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> > is
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> > > related to travel, traversal, peril, risk, and change. The
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> > > Proto-Indo-European root per(e) -denotes the verbs to try, dare, and
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> > risk,
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> > > put oneself in danger; as such, it also made it into suchwords as exper
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> > > iment (Greek pe´ırama,  experiment) and perilous."
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> > >
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> > > Alfredo
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > > From: lpscholar2@gmail.com <lpscholar2@gmail.com>
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> > > Sent: 06 January 2017 18:27
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> > > To: Alfredo Jornet Gil; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
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> > > Subject: RE: [Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie
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> > >
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> > > Rob, and Christopher, and Alfreda, and Marc,
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> > > This is an interesting reference to Nozick and achieving an experience
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> > > without struggle. I want to refocus us on how this insight is an
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> > extension
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> > > to Christopher’s posting. In particular the opening paragraph. The
> image
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> > of
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> > > smashing to bits the bricks is wrapped up in the end moment of
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> > > trans/hivanie.
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> > > SO the focus on what occurs before this end point central to
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> > Christopher’s
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> > > question :
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> > > ‘but is this how trans/hivanie works?’
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> > > AND Christopher answers by focusing on the :
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> > > ‘extended back and forth, the REPEATED back and forth, the
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> > > (living-through) that seems to be exemplary of trans/hivanie.
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> > >
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> > > Marc says it is ‘this’ phenomena that brought him to trans/hivanie and
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> > not
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> > > the other way around.
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> > > What is occurring within the ‘repetition’ being lived through.
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> > > As an aside Nozick turned to eastern philosophy from the  Indian
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> > > subcontinent for deeper inspiration. I could add more if interest
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> > warrants
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> > > (possibly another thread).
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> > >
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> > > ALSO, i recommend going to page 27 of Bella’s article (that Peter
> posted)
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> > > to get a sense of Vygotsky’s extended repeated (living through) of the
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> > > Jewish question that he was writing extensively about in 1916. On that
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> > page
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> > > Bella refers to two articles Vygotsky wrote on this theme. One was in a
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> > > (literary) mode while the other was written in a (psychological) mode.
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> > > Trans/hivanie at work implicitly as formative of the later Vygotsky.
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> > > This topic, as Bella images as spaghetti tangles. In Vygotsky’s own
> words
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> > > from 1916 on the incomprehensible riddle-like companion of Jewish
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> > > history as :
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> > >
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> > > ‘riddle-like, inexplicability, the MYSTERY of Isreal ....   eternal
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> > fellow
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> > > traveler of the eternal people, the SECRET of the eternity of the
> Jewish
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> > > people’
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> > >
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> > > To further this strand we should possibly keep distinct from this
> month’s
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> > > article. However the theme of ‘repetition’ that had the mood of
> profound
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> > > struggle or at a deeper level a mood of no movement and closed off, is
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> > the
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> > > process occuring which maybat some point in time erupt as smashing 2016
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> > to
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> > > bits and bricks scattering as an act of ‘deconstruction’ that i believe
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> > can
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> > > loose the reality of what came before, starting with Bella’s zero stage
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> > > that is  (existential). A time when the person traversing the zero
> stage
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> > > should be ‘recognized’ through moral/ethical care and concern. Not a
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> > > journey of (mineness) through Heidegger which is a protesting
> protestant
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> > > approach, but through mitsein as living-through.
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> > > I hope my referencing multiple speakers but trying to stay within
> strands
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> > > is clear?
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> > > Perezhivanie as trans/hivanie as Marc says is approached through
> multiple
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> > > pluaristic traditions that are psychological, literary, and
> philosophical
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> > > and extend through historical consciousness as the living-through
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> > > repetitive back and forth traversal that INCLUDES as central the PAUSE
> or
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> > > MA or INTERVAL or GAP.
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > >
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> > > Sent from my Windows 10 phone
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> > >
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> > > From: Alfredo Jornet Gil
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> > > Sent: January 6, 2017 7:17 AM
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> > > To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
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> > > Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie
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> > >
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> > > Rob, how appropriate the thought experiment!
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> > > Alfredo
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> > >
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> > > ________________________________________
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> > > From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu
> >
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> > > on behalf of R.J.S.Parsons <r.j.s.parsons@open.ac.uk>
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> > > Sent: 06 January 2017 15:41
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> > > To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
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> > > Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: New Year's Perezhivanie
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> > >
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> > > In thinking about "experience as struggle", I found myself considering
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> > > Nozick's thought experiment of the experience machine, which he uses to
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> > > explore the issue of ethical hedonism.* Consider a machine which could
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> > > stimulate a person's brain to induce pleasurable experiences that the
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> > > subject could not distinguish from those he would have apart from the
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> > > machine. Nozick then asks, if given the choice, would we prefer the
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> > > machine to real life? (this description from Wikipedia). It strikes me
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> > > that the experience delivered by the machine is experience without
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> > > struggle. There is no activity from the subject, meaning making is not
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> > > necessary, and therefore there is no development.
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> > >
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> > > Clara quotes Vygotsky "A perezhivanie is a unit where, on the one hand,
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> > > in an indivisible state, the environment is represented, i.e. that
> which
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> > > is being experienced—a perezhivanie is always related to something
> which
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> > > is found outside the person—and on the other hand, what is represented
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> > > is how I, myself, am experiencing this," - the thought experiment
> breaks
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> > > the unit, and in doing so, I think, demonstrates how important its
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> > > existence as a unit is.
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> > >
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> > > *Also brilliantly explored in the "Total Immersion Video game" in Red
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> > > Dwarf Season 5 episode 6 Back To Reality.
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> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IzX6b1YJHI
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> > >
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> > > Rob
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> > >
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> > > On 03/01/2017 17:37, Christopher Schuck wrote:
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> > > > It's an interesting question (about the brick and perezhivanie),
> partly
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> > > > because that extended, "living-through", repeated doubling-back
> process
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> > > > evoked by the Vygotskian sense of the concept would seem to be at
> odds
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> > > with
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> > > > a single, discrete act of "smashing" that is immediate, forceful and
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> > even
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> > > > violent. It would suggest that part of what perezhivanie means is
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> > wrapped
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> > > > up in the symbolic marking of its end - and that this end, when it
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> > comes,
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> > > > can be forceful. Certainly, the image could not be more unified and
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> > > > embodying of a particular set of meaningful experiences. But is that
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> > how
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> > > > perezhivanie works? This leads me to ask:
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> > > >
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> > > > 1) what are the problems and contradictions encountered in using
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> > > particular
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> > > > metaphors to depict perezhivanie, where perezhivanie is itself so
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> > defined
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> > > > by imagination and narrativity? Part of this might also be a question
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> > of
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> > > > what it means to describe and represent one's own perezhivanie
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> > > > figuratively/narratively (whether to others, or to oneself), as
> opposed
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> > > to
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> > > > living that perezhivanie. Especially if the attempt to
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> > capture/represent
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> > > > one's own perezhivanie is, perhaps, also central to the living of it?
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> > > >
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> > > >   2) What is the nature of the relationship between perezhivanie and
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> > > force,
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> > > > either in terms of the internal process or in terms of how it finally
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> > > > "ends"?  (Not to mention, how it begins). It would seem that in both
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> > > > conceptions discussed in the article there is a certain intensity
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> > > required.
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> > > > But does this in some cases require something more explosive - and
> does
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> > > > Vasilyuk's conception of perezhivanie as activity speak more to this
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> > > > possibility? And how do we reconcile this with the less "forceful"
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> > notion
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> > > > of enduring, revisiting, and working through?
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> > > >
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> > > > On Monday, January 2, 2017, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
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> > > >
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> > > >> The pieces of brick thrown up by this political hammering have not
> yet
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> > > >> fallen and made the devastation personally experienced by the
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> > > nation/world.
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> > > >>
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> > > >> Still, genuinely, we can wish all of us 7.3 billion well in the new
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> > > year.
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> > > >>
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> > > >> So what do you think chuck, is this a good representation of
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> > > perezhivanie?
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> > > >> :-)
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> > > >> Mike
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> > > >>
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> > > >> On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM Charles Bazerman <
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> > > >> bazerman@education.ucsb.edu> wrote:
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> > > >>
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> > > >>> So you think 2017 has any hope of being any better?
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>> Chuck
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>> ----- Original Message -----
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>> From: mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>> Date: Monday, January 2, 2017 11:01 am
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>> Subject: [Xmca-l]  New Year's Perezhivanie
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>> With the New Year, as our Russian colleagues put it!
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> > > >>>> This image forwarded from a friend more or less sums up my
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> > experience
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> > > >>>> of
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> > > >>>> the past year. Thought you might find it interesting too.
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> > > >>>> Vis a vis the discussion of perezhivanie: Does this image provide
> us
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> > > >> with
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> > > >>>> used (re-presented) behavioral evidence of a person undergoing
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> > > >>> perezhivanie?
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>> Looking forward to the discussion.
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> > > >>>> Feliz año nuevo!
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> > > >>>> Mike
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>
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> > > >>>
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> --
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> Beth Ferholt
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> Assistant Professor
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> Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
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> Brooklyn College, City University of New York
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> 2900 Bedford Avenue
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> Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
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> Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
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> Phone: (718) 951-5205
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> Fax: (718) 951-4816
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-- 
Beth Ferholt
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 951-5205
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