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[Xmca-l] New Year's Perezhivanie



It's an interesting question (about the brick and perezhivanie), partly
because that extended, "living-through", repeated doubling-back process
evoked by the Vygotskian sense of the concept would seem to be at odds with
a single, discrete act of "smashing" that is immediate, forceful and even
violent. It would suggest that part of what perezhivanie means is wrapped
up in the symbolic marking of its end - and that this end, when it comes,
can be forceful. Certainly, the image could not be more unified and
embodying of a particular set of meaningful experiences. But is that how
perezhivanie works? This leads me to ask:

1) what are the problems and contradictions encountered in using particular
metaphors to depict perezhivanie, where perezhivanie is itself so defined
by imagination and narrativity? Part of this might also be a question of
what it means to describe and represent one's own perezhivanie
figuratively/narratively (whether to others, or to oneself), as opposed to
living that perezhivanie. Especially if the attempt to capture/represent
one's own perezhivanie is, perhaps, also central to the living of it?

 2) What is the nature of the relationship between perezhivanie and force,
either in terms of the internal process or in terms of how it finally
"ends"?  (Not to mention, how it begins). It would seem that in both
conceptions discussed in the article there is a certain intensity required.
But does this in some cases require something more explosive - and does
Vasilyuk's conception of perezhivanie as activity speak more to this
possibility? And how do we reconcile this with the less "forceful" notion
of enduring, revisiting, and working through?

On Monday, January 2, 2017, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> The pieces of brick thrown up by this political hammering have not yet
> fallen and made the devastation personally experienced by the nation/world.
>
> Still, genuinely, we can wish all of us 7.3 billion well in the new year.
>
> So what do you think chuck, is this a good representation of perezhivanie?
> :-)
> Mike
>
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM Charles Bazerman <
> bazerman@education.ucsb.edu> wrote:
>
> > So you think 2017 has any hope of being any better?
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > From: mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>
> >
> > Date: Monday, January 2, 2017 11:01 am
> >
> > Subject: [Xmca-l]  New Year's Perezhivanie
> >
> > To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> >
> >
> >
> > > With the New Year, as our Russian colleagues put it!
> >
> > >
> >
> > > This image forwarded from a friend more or less sums up my experience
> >
> > > of
> >
> > > the past year. Thought you might find it interesting too.
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Vis a vis the discussion of perezhivanie: Does this image provide us
> with
> >
> > > used (re-presented) behavioral evidence of a person undergoing
> > perezhivanie?
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Looking forward to the discussion.
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Feliz año nuevo!
> >
> > >
> >
> > > Mike
> >
> >
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