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[Xmca-l] Re: Stalin and Vygotsky



Thanks everyone. Mike,  your experience and knowledge are really helpful.
I thought I had read at some point that his works were banned by Stalin, who had a minder put onto Vygostky.  But I now see that the banning theory has been revised.
See http://individual.utoronto.ca/yasnitsky/texts/presentationBarcelona-2016.pdf <http://individual.utoronto.ca/yasnitsky/texts/presentationBarcelona-2016.pdf>
 
Shirley

> On 11 Sep 2017, at 19:38, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
> Ivan, Shirely, Leif et al ----
> 
> The question of the ways in which Vygotsky's work was treated in the USSR
> from the mid-1930's to the mid 1950's is the subject of dispute. There was
> a special issue of the journal, Russian and East European Psychology (I
> forget the year, sorry) that translates a whole set of articles denouncing
> Vygotksy and his followers. A recent book, Revisionist Revolution in
> Vygotsky Studies: The State of the Art
> <https://www.amazon.com/Revisionist-Revolution-Vygotsky-Studies-State/dp/1138887307/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505154601&sr=1-1&keywords=Vygotsky+revolution>
> 
> you can find on Amazon and there are several published articles on the
> subject by the authors.
> 
> I personally saw copies of Vyotsky's books with the front piece cut out and
> I listened to the stories told in Moscow and (the Leningrad) in the 1960's.
> 
> His works were not banned in the sense that word is ordinarily used. But
> that his followers felt in an unusually vulnerable situation in a world
> that was horrendously dangerous to live in any, I have no doubt.
> 
> But that's just my opinion.
> 
> mike
> 
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 2:50 AM, Leif Strandberg <
> leifstrandberg.ab@telia.com> wrote:
> 
>> A friend of mine who speaks Russian tells me that Vygotsky was mentioned
>> in the Russian encyclopedia from the1940's.
>> 
>> Leif
>> Sweden
>> 
>> 11 sep 2017 kl. 10:58 skrev Shirley Franklin <s.franklin08@btinternet.com
>>> :
>> 
>>> Thanks for the ref, Ivan. I thought his books were banned. I also
>> thought that Stalin put a minder onto V.
>>> Shirley
>>>> On 11 Sep 2017, at 09:50, Ivan Uemlianin <ivan@llaisdy.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Dear Shirley
>>>> 
>>>> I don't know if his work was actually banned, but Rudneva's 1936 paper
>> "Vygotsky’s Pedological Distortions" was part of the move against him.
>> There's a pdf in the list archives:
>>>> 
>>>> http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/Mail/xmcamail.2011_06.dir/pdfm7B5o5wrKB.pdf
>>>> 
>>>> Best wishes
>>>> 
>>>> Ivan
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> festina lente
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On 11 Sep 2017, at 09:36, Shirley Franklin <
>> s.franklin08@btinternet.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> We read  how Stalin banned Vygotsky’s books, etc. What is the reason
>> for the ban?
>>>>> 
>>>>> Shirley Franklin
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>>