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[Xmca-l] Re: Writing date of Leontiev - The Present Tasks of Soviet Psychology ?



Thanks for the reminder, David. I have searched for my scans but cannot
find. i presumably could get the book on interlibrary loan again, Clay, if
you do not have access.

mike

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 3:09 PM, David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:

> Clay:
>
> We discussed this text on xmca back in 2011, e.g.
>
> http://lchc.ucsd.edu/mca/Mail/xmcamail.2011_12.dir/msg00047.html
>
> Here's what Mike said at the time:
>
> "From the book itself, it is difficult to date the articles or to link them
> to a particular occasion. The book was published in 1961 and came from
> East Germany. From the introductory material by Hans Hiebsch, an East
> German
> > psychologist, it appears to have followed the "Victory of Lysenko in
> August 1948." It appeared in "Soviet Pedagogy" in Number 1, 1949. I do not
> have a copy.
>
> I think I have a copy of it back in my library in Korea, in a pamphlet put
> out by psychiatrists sympathetic to the Communist Party--sometime in the
> mid-fifties, at the height of the McCarthy witch-hunt. But I'm in Australia
> right now!
>
> David Kellogg
> Macquarie University
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 2:37 AM, Clay Spinuzzi <clay.spinuzzi@utexas.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi, all. I'm hoping someone will be able to help me nail down the
> original
> > writing date of this essay:
> >
> > Leontiev, A.N. (1961). The present tasks of Soviet psychology. In Winn
> > (Ed.), Soviet Psychology: A Symposium. New York: Philosophical Library.
> >
> > (The Internet Archive also has a plain text copy:
> > https://archive.org/stream/sovietpsychology00unse/
> > sovietpsychology00unse_djvu.txt
> > )
> >
> > The editor doesn't document where he got the text, but my best guess is
> > that it was written in the late 1940s, shortly after Lysenko's August
> 1948
> > address.
> >
> > If anyone can nail down the date more specifically, you will have my
> > undying gratitude and I will buy you a drink at ISCAR. Thx CS
> >
>