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In a book of intellectual breadth, James Wertsch not only offers a synthesis and critique of all Vygotsky's major ideas, but also presents a program for using Vygotskian theory as a guide to contemporary research in the social sciences and humanities. He draws extensively on all Vygotsky's works, both in Russian and in English, as well as on his own studies in the Soviet Union with colleagues and students of Vygotsky.

Vygotsky's writings are an enormously rich source of ideas for those who seek an account of the mind as it relates to the social and physical world. Wertsch explores three central themes that run through Vygotsky's work: his insistence on using genetic, or developmental, analysis; his claim that higher mental functioning in the individual has social origins; and his beliefs about the role of tools and signs in human social and psychological activity Wertsch demonstrates how the notion of semiotic mediation is essential to understanding Vygotsky's unique contribution to the study of human consciousness.

In the last four chapters Wertsch extends Vygotsky's claims in light of recent research in linguistics, semiotics, and literary theory. The focus on semiotic phenomena, especially human language, enables him to integrate findings from the wide variety of disciplines with which Vygotsky was concerned Wertsch shows how Vygotsky's approach provides a principled way to link the various strands of human science that seem more isolated than ever today.

Synopsis:

In a book of intellectual breadth, James Wertsch not only offers a synthesis and critique of all Vygotsky's major ideas, but also presents a program for using Vygotskian theory as a guide to contemporary research in the social sciences and humanities.

About the Author

James V. Wertsch is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, Clark University.

Table of Contents

1. Vygotsky: The Man and His Theory

2. Vygotsky's Genetic Method

3. The Social Origins of Higher Mental Functions

4. Vygotsky's Semiotic Analysis

5. Extending Vygotsky's Semiotic Analysis: Propositional and Discourse Referentiality

6. Semiotic Mechanisms in Vygotsky's Genetic Law of Cultural Development

7. Units of Psychological Functioning: Consciousness, Word Meaning, and Action

8. Mind and Society

Notes

Bibliography

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674943513
Author:
Wertsch, James V.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Wertsch, James
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychiatry
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Cognition
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Psychiatry x
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Semiotics -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Vygotskii, L. S
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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