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Re: [xmca] Roles and persons

On 23 January 2013 17:08, White, Phillip <Phillip.White@ucdenver.edu> wrote:

> Huw wrote:
> The way I understand it, it isn't just roles; it's a social disposition.
> And it's not an explanation as such, but an indication of embedding concept
> formation within social realization (or not) and particular kinds of
> affect.
> Bozhovich reads somewhat like an account of elder/single child in which
> foreign ground is regularly encountered.  Rather than the experience of
> taking it for granted that you go to school and find interesting or
> challenging problems to present  -- differences in basic assumptions of
> what "going to school" means, or where the novel territory is.
> Which is one of the reasons I'm interested in her metrics.  A conventional
> questionnaire would miss the point -- one would have to present the
> "question" and then observe what the children do, rather than say.
> So, no fear of too much simplification.  :)
> _____________________________________________________________
> reading Bozhovich, his assertions regarding development crises appear to
> me to be descriptions turned into prescriptions of universal normalization.
> it reminded me of Perry's work on adult development that came out of Yale
> in 1970, a highly circumscribed vision of development devoid of cultural
> constraints/supports within social demographics, gender, sexuality, race -
> the attributes of course go on and on!
> phillip

Hi Phillip,

I assumed Lydia Bozhovich was a she?

I think any reference to psychological function / activity derived age is
going to be generalised?

I'm fairly new to reading Bozhovich, but I expect her to relate to activity
pretty closely...

Haven't read Perry.


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