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[Xmca-l] Re: Peter Jones bookmarked a fascinating article by Craig Brandist on Academia.edu.

Volkerpsychologie also has a substantial influence with the field of
anthropology proper - esp. in the early to mid- 20th century emphasis on
Culture and Personality (e.g., Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, Gregory
Bateson, G. Gorer, Abram Kardiner, etc.). By some accounts this may have
been taking up the less productive side of volkerpsychologie (i.e. the one
that leads to stereotypes), but it was nonetheless a BIG part of 20th
century anthropology. (and I suspect with some small tweaks, we could
recover much of the work that was done in this vein).

Here is another nice resource I found that might be helpful for recovering

It traces volkerpsychologie back to the origins in Lazarus and Steinthal,
and forward through Wundt, Simmel, Durkheim, and Boas. It also engages with
the question of anti-semitism that plagued volkerpsychologie (since it got
associated with the third reich).

Thanks Larry!

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:27 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> ​Hi Larry --
> I also recommend the article to which you point xmcaers. At an earlier
> time, exploration of volkerpsychologie in seeking to understand
> cultural-historical psychology origins was a living theme at LCHC. For
> those who want to know more about this line of work, which remains relevant
> as Larry notes, I recommend the special issue of the LCHC  Newsletter for
> 1990.  It does not substitute for the article Larry is pointing to. Rather,
> it provides an account of volkepsycholgie within the context of
> methodologies for the study of the role of culture in development.
> It is available here.
> http://lchc.ucsd.edu/Histarch/ja90v12n1.PDF
> mike
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 7:48 PM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Today, I was alerted to a fascinating article that I believe may be
> > interesting to others on this site. On the site academia.edu I *follow*
> > Peter Jones and he bookmarked  this article written by Craig Brandist.  I
> > downloaded this article and spent the day learning about the rise of
> Soviet
> > Sociolinguistics from the ashes of Volkerpsychologie.
> > As I was reading the article I was also reflecting on how
> > volkerpsychologie also travelled to North America and influenced the
> > Pragmatists.
> > This article generates a context for the emergence of “objective
> > psychology*  as a response to the *back and forth* of themes that are
> > continuing to be explored  today.
> > I recommend reading this paper.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> >
> >
> --
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch

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