RE: [xmca] Vygotsky on Identity?

From: Andy Blunden <ablunden who-is-at>
Date: Thu Nov 22 2007 - 14:49:17 PST

Interesting observation, Adam.
Certainly "learning one's role in society" is much closer to the idea of
identity than "personality- or character-development."
I'll have a look at that material.
At 01:13 PM 22/11/2007 -0800, you wrote:
>What about his discussion on play in Mind in Society? The description of the
>sisters playing at being sisters implies that they are developing explicit
>knoweldge of who they are, and the claim that in play a child creates his or
>her own ZPD implies that pretending to be someone else transforms who
>someone is. I interpret these ideas as consistent with Gee's (2003) notion
>of projective identities and the role they can play in transforming
>real-world identities.
>(First time poster, please be kind.)
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>Can anyone point me to where I should look in Vygotsky for his ideas on
>Identity and Identity formation?
>I have the LSV Collected Works.
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