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The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology

2nd Edition

Part of Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology

Jaan Valsiner, Alberto Rosa, Sergio Salvatore, Gordon Sammut, Martin Bauer, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Alan Costall, Philip J. Rosenbaum, Wolfgang Wagner, Katrin Kello, Andu Rämmer, Reijo Miettinen, Sami Paavola, Vlad Glaveanu, Tania Zittoun, Silvia Español, Cintia Rodríguez, Marisol Basilio, Karina Cárdenas, Silvia Cavalcante, Ana Moreno-Núñez, Pedro Palacios, Noemí Yuste, Alex Gillespie, Katherine Nelson, Eugene Matusov, Giuseppina Marsico, Gustavo Feigenbaum, Toshiya Yamamoto, Noburu Takahashi, Mark Freeman, James Cresswell, Luis Martínez Guerrero, Luca Tateo, Mario Carretero, Floor van Alphen, Cristian Parellada, Brady Wagoner, Sarah Awad Hassan, Ignacio Brescó, Giovanna Leone, Jorge Castro, José C. Loredo, Joao Salgado, Carla Cunha, Seth Surgan, Aurora Pfefferkorn, Emily Abbey, Ditte Winther-Lindqvist, Allan Køster, Pernille Hviid, Jakob Waag Villadsen, Danilo Guimaraes, Marília Antunes Benedito, Ana Flávia do Amaral Madureira, Dieter Ferring
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  • Date Published: July 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316610282

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  • Sociocultural psychology is a discipline located at the crossroads between the natural and social sciences and the humanities. This international overview of the field provides an antireductionist and comprehensive account of how experience and behaviour arise from human action with cultural materials in social practices. The outcome is a vision of the dynamics of sociocultural and personal life in which time and developmental constructive transformations are crucial. This second edition provides expanded coverage of how particular cultural artefacts and social practices shape experience and behaviour in the realms of art and aesthetics, economics, history, religion and politics. Special attention is also paid to the development of identity, the self and personhood throughout the lifespan, while retaining the emphasis on experience and development as key features of sociocultural psychology.

    • Shows how everyday objects, art, literature, religion, history and money are instrumental in shaping experience and behaviour
    • Attention is paid to nomothetic and idiographic approaches
    • Provides methodological tools for expanding the empirical knowledge within the field in new areas
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    'The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology is an exemplary effort to offer a scholarly, comprehensive and innovative reference for understanding the interface and co-construction of mind and society. It celebrates the multiplicity and mutuality of sociocultural processes in the global context. This encyclopaedic work is going to become a primary source for students and scholars seeking insights into the domain of sociopsychological analyses. The cutting-edge conceptual and empirical work featured in this Handbook is an indispensable resource for doing psychology in the twenty-first century.' Girishwar Misra, Delhi University, India

    'At a time when the neuroscientific view of the mind seems ubiquitous, this book reconnects psychology to its fundamental questions, from the concept of person to the semiotic constitution of mind. Written by a genuinely international team, this Handbook covers core topics of sociocultural psychology in a comprehensive and updated way.' Carlos Cornejo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    'This second edition is a suggestive fresco on how sociocultural psychology, being an idiographic and nomethetic science, is capable of relating new findings from neighbouring disciplines, and how it can provide an effective and original answer to the problem of big data.' Andrea Smorti, University of Florence

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316610282
    • length: 690 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 175 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.37kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 8 maps 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' introduction: sociocultural psychology on the move
     Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues:
    1. The human psyche lives in semiospheres
    2. Psychology as the science of sensemaking: A semiotic-cultural framework for psychology
     3. Knowledge and experience: interobjectivity, subjectivity and social relations
    4. Against 'mediationism': both cognitive and sociocultural
    5. Sociocultural psychology and interpersonal psychoanalysis: the semiotic space in the consulting room
    Part II. Action, Objects, Artefacts and Meaning:
    6. Spirited psyche makes up artefacts. Semiotic dynamics of experience in the shaping of objects, agency and intentional worlds
    7. Making social objects: the theory of social representation
    8. Beyond the distinction between tool and sign: objects and artifacts in human activity
    9. The sociocultural study of creative action
    10. Symbolic resources and imagination in the dynamics of life
    Part III. The Agent Rises a Reflective Self: Education and Development:
    11. Early infancy: a moving world. Embodied experience and the emergence of thinking
    12. Object Pragmatics: Culture and communication, the bases for early cognitive development
    13. Distinguishing two processes of self-reflection Alex Gillespie
    14. Making memory: meaning in development of the autobiographical self
    15. Mapping dialogic pedagogy: instrumental and non-instrumental education
    16. Development and education as crossing socio-cultural boundaries
    Part IV. Institutional Artefacts for Value:
    17. Ownership and exchange in children. Implications for social and moral development
    18. Possessions and money beyond market economy
    Part V. Aesthetic and Religious Experiences:
    19. The sociocultural constitution of aesthetic transcendence
    20. Sociocultural science of religion and natural belief
    21. Psyche and Religio face to face: religion, psychology and modern, subjectivity in the mirror
    Part VI. Practices and Artefacts for Imagining Identity:
    22. Imaginative processes and the making of collective realities in national allegories
    23. National identities in the making and alternative pathways for history education
    24. The politics of representing the past: symbolic spaces of positioning and irony
    25. Beyond historical guilt: intergenerational narratives of violence and reconciliation
    26. Psytizenship: sociocultural mediations in the historical shapings of the Western citizen
    Part VII. Experiences Make the Person:
    27. The human experience: a dialogical account of self and feelings
    28. Knowing ourselves: dances of social guidance, imagination and development by overcoming ambivalence
    29. Personal history and historical selfhood – the embodied and pre-reflective dimension
    30. The development of a person – children's experience within the cultural life course
    31. The construction of the person in the interethnic situation: dialogues with indigenous university students
    32. Social identities, gender and self: cultural canalization in imagery societies
    33. The experience of ageing: views from within and without
    General conclusions
    An epistemological coda: sociocultural psychology among the sciences.

  • Editors

    Alberto Rosa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Alberto Rosa is Professor of Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he lectures on history of psychology and cultural psychology. He has carried out research and edited books on the developmental psychology of the physically challenged, notably Psicología de la Ceguera (1993) and El Niño con Parálisis Cerebral (1993), as well as on the history of psychology, such as his Metodología de la Historia de la Psicología (1996) and Historical and Theoretical Discourse (1994, co-authored with Jaan Valsiner). His most recent publication, Hacer(se) Ciudadan@s: Una Psicología para la Democracia (2015), is about the influence of culture and history in shaping identity and citizenship.

    Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Jaan Valsiner is the Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. He was the founding editor of the journal Culture and Psychology, and he has published and edited around 40 books, including The Guided Mind (1998), Culture in Minds and Societies (2007) and Invitation to Cultural Psychology (2014). He was awarded the 1995 Alexander von Humboldt Prize and the 2017 Hans Kilian Prize for his interdisciplinary work on human development, as well as the Senior Fulbright Lecturing Award in Brazil 1995–1997. He has been a visiting professor in Brazil, Japan, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

    Contributors

    Jaan Valsiner, Alberto Rosa, Sergio Salvatore, Gordon Sammut, Martin Bauer, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Alan Costall, Philip J. Rosenbaum, Wolfgang Wagner, Katrin Kello, Andu Rämmer, Reijo Miettinen, Sami Paavola, Vlad Glaveanu, Tania Zittoun, Silvia Español, Cintia Rodríguez, Marisol Basilio, Karina Cárdenas, Silvia Cavalcante, Ana Moreno-Núñez, Pedro Palacios, Noemí Yuste, Alex Gillespie, Katherine Nelson, Eugene Matusov, Giuseppina Marsico, Gustavo Feigenbaum, Toshiya Yamamoto, Noburu Takahashi, Mark Freeman, James Cresswell, Luis Martínez Guerrero, Luca Tateo, Mario Carretero, Floor van Alphen, Cristian Parellada, Brady Wagoner, Sarah Awad Hassan, Ignacio Brescó, Giovanna Leone, Jorge Castro, José C. Loredo, Joao Salgado, Carla Cunha, Seth Surgan, Aurora Pfefferkorn, Emily Abbey, Ditte Winther-Lindqvist, Allan Køster, Pernille Hviid, Jakob Waag Villadsen, Danilo Guimaraes, Marília Antunes Benedito, Ana Flávia do Amaral Madureira, Dieter Ferring

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