The Cambridge Handbook Of Sociocultural Psychology by Jaan ValsinerThe Cambridge Handbook Of Sociocultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner

The Cambridge Handbook Of Sociocultural Psychology

EditorJaan Valsiner, Alberto Rosa

Paperback | June 4, 2007

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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.
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 a...
Title:The Cambridge Handbook Of Sociocultural PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:750 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 1.3 inPublished:June 4, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521670055

ISBN - 13:9780521670050


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.