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The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology

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Jaan Valsiner, Alberto Rosa, Thomas Slunecko, Sophie Hengl, Jorge Castro, Tatsuya Sato, Yuko Yasuda, Ayae Kido, Ayumu Arakawa, Hazime Mizoguchi, Alan Costall, David Travieso, Adolfo Perinat, William Mintz Fields, Par Segerdahl, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Jordi Serrallonga, Silvia Espanol, Cintia Rodriguez, M. Clotilde Rosetti-Ferreira, Katia S. Amorim, Ana Paula S. Silva, Sang-Chin Choi, Gyuseog Han, Chung-Woon Kim, Tania Zittoun, Emily Abbey, Pablo del Rio, Amelia Alvarez, Jeanette A. Lawrence, Agnes Dodds, Michal Hamo, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, William A. Corsaro, Berit O. Johannesen, Eugene Matusov, Mark Smith, Maria Albuquerque Candela, Keren Lilu, Michael Cole, Yrjo Engestrom, Toshiya Yamamoto, Noboru Takahashi, Nandita Chaudhary, Gerard Duveen, Piero Paolicchi, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Kathryn A. Kavulich, Ulf Hedetoft, Joao Salgado, Miguel Gonclalves, Giuglielmo Bellelli, Antonietta Curci, Giovanna Leone, James V. Wertsch, David Middleton, Steven D. Brown, Alex Gillespie
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  • Date Published: June 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521670050

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  • The first handbook of Socio-cultural Pyschology to deal with such a variety of themes and wide international scope. Valsiner and Rossa approach human psychology in all its complexity, providing a comprehensive description and explanation of the development of meaning -making. This unique text integrates contributions of socio-cultural specialists from 15 countries worldwide, tied together by the unifying focus on the role of sign systems in human relations with the environment. It is an essential purchase for Psychologists and will have widespread appeal to Anthropologists, Sociologists and Philosophers.

    • Includes an editorial introduction and editors' conclusions, which offer suggestions for future developments
    • The different sections of the book are self-contained, offering contributions which provide a thorough review of the subject matter
    • Provides methodological tools for expanding the empirical knowledge within the field in new areas, avoiding eclecticism
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    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521670050
    • length: 750 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 175 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.248kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' introduction. Contemporary social-cultural research: uniting culture, society, and psychology
    Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues:
    1. The myth and beyond: ontology of psyche and epistemology of psychology
    2. Language, cognition, subjectivity - a dynamic constitution
    3. Psychology within time: theorizing about the making of sociocultural psychology
    4. Sampling reconsidered: idiographic science and analysis of personal life trajectories
    Part II. From Nature to Culture:
    5. The windowless room: 'mediationism' and how to get over it
    6. Functional systems of perception-action and re-mediation
    7. Comparative development of communication: an evolutionary perspective
    8. The material practices of ape language research
    9. The end of myths and legends about biological and cultural evolution: a new view in the knowledge on hominid paleo-ethoecology
    Part III. From Orientation to Meaning:
    10. Acts of psyche: actuations as synthesis of semiosis and action
    11. Time and movement in symbol formation
    12. Object use, communication and signs: the triadic basis of early cognitive development
    13. Network of meanings: a theoretical-methodological perspective for the investigation of human developmental processes
    Part IV. Symbolic Resources for the Constitution of Experience:
    14. Dramaturgical actuations and symbolic communication, or how beliefs make up reality
    15. Analysis of cultural emotion: understanding of indigenous psychology for universal implications
    16. The role of symbolic resources in human lives
    17. Perpetual uncertainty of cultural life: becoming reality
    18. Prayer and the kingdom of heavens: psychological tools for directivity
    19. 'Myself, the project': sociocultural interpretations of young adulthood
    Part V. From Society to the Person through Culture:
    20. Apprenticeship in conversation and culture: emerging sociability in preschool peer talk
    21. The creation of new cultures in peer interaction
    22. 'Culture has no internal territory': culture as dialogue
    23. Cultural-historical approaches to designing for development
    24. Money as a cultural tool mediating personal relationships: child development of exchange and possession
    25. The family: negotiating cultural values
    Part VI. From Social Culture to Personal Culture:
    26. Culture and social representations
    27. The institutions inside: self, morality and culture
    28. Identity, rights and duties: the illustrative case of positioning by Iran, the United States and the European Union
    29. Symbolic politics and cultural symbols: identity formation between and beyond nations and states
    30. The dialogical self: social, personal, and (un)conscious
    Part VII. Making Sense of the Past for the Future: Memory and Self-Reflection:
    31. Social and cognitive determinants of collective memory for public events
    32. Collective memory
    33. Issues in the sociocultural study of memory: making memory matter
    34. The social basis of self-reflection
    General conclusions.

  • Editors

    Jaan Valsiner, Clark University, Massachusetts
    Jaan Valsiner is a cultural psychologist with a consistently developmental axiomatic base that is brought to analyses of any psychological or social phenomena. He is the founding editor (1995) of the Sage journal Culture & Psychology. He is currently professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Clark University. He has published many books, the most recent of which are The Guided Mind (1998); Culture and Human Development (2000); and Comparative Study of Human Cultural Development (2001). He edited (with Kevin Connolly) the Handbook of Developmental Psychology (2003). He established the new journal on individual case analyses, International Journal of Idiographic Science (2005), and is the editor of Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Sciences and From Past to Future: Annals of Innovations in Psychology (2007). In 1995, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize in Germany for his interdisciplinary work on human development. He has been a visiting professor in Japan, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

    Alberto Rosa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Alberto Rosa is professor of psychology at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He is a member of the Sociedad Espanola de Historia de la Psicologia and the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, and he has served as vice president for the latter since 2005. In 1987, the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs awarded him the Second National Award for research and technical aids to the handicapped. He has taught courses in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, and Sweden.

    Contributors

    Jaan Valsiner, Alberto Rosa, Thomas Slunecko, Sophie Hengl, Jorge Castro, Tatsuya Sato, Yuko Yasuda, Ayae Kido, Ayumu Arakawa, Hazime Mizoguchi, Alan Costall, David Travieso, Adolfo Perinat, William Mintz Fields, Par Segerdahl, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Jordi Serrallonga, Silvia Espanol, Cintia Rodriguez, M. Clotilde Rosetti-Ferreira, Katia S. Amorim, Ana Paula S. Silva, Sang-Chin Choi, Gyuseog Han, Chung-Woon Kim, Tania Zittoun, Emily Abbey, Pablo del Rio, Amelia Alvarez, Jeanette A. Lawrence, Agnes Dodds, Michal Hamo, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, William A. Corsaro, Berit O. Johannesen, Eugene Matusov, Mark Smith, Maria Albuquerque Candela, Keren Lilu, Michael Cole, Yrjo Engestrom, Toshiya Yamamoto, Noboru Takahashi, Nandita Chaudhary, Gerard Duveen, Piero Paolicchi, Fathali M. Moghaddam, Kathryn A. Kavulich, Ulf Hedetoft, Joao Salgado, Miguel Gonclalves, Giuglielmo Bellelli, Antonietta Curci, Giovanna Leone, James V. Wertsch, David Middleton, Steven D. Brown, Alex Gillespie

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