The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Paperback | January 14, 2014

EditorJaan Valsiner

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions - for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings - organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, culturalpsychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook:* A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular * Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections * Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences* A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychologyBy comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions - for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings - organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, culturalpsychology is ready for an interdisciplinar...

Jaan Valsiner, Ph.D., is Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University; Professor of Psychology at Clark University; and founding editor of the journal Culture and Psychology.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1136 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Historical Linkages of Culture and PsychologyJaan Valsiner: Introduction: Culture in Psychology: A Renewed Encounter of Inquisitive Minds1. Gustav Jahoda: Culture and Psychology: Words and Ideas in History2. Rainer Diriwchter: Volkerpsychologie3. Rene van der Veer: Cultural-historical Psychology: Contributions of Lev VygotskyPart Two: Inter- and Intra-disciplinary Perspectives4. Pradeep Chakkarath: The Role of Indigenous Psychologies in the Building of Basic Cultural Psychology5. Susan Rasmussen: Cultural Anthropology6. Heidi Keller: Cross-cultural Psychology: Taking People, Contexts, and Situations Seriously7. Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal: Archaeology and the Study of Material Culture: Synergies with Cultural PsychologyPart Three: Positions in the Field8. Cor Baerveldt and Theo Verhaggen: Enactivism9. Rom Harr: Positioning Theory: Moral Dimensions of Social-cultural Psychology10. Carl Ratner: Macro-cultural PsychologyPart Four: Semiosis in Culture and Psychology11. Sergio Salvatore: Social Life of the Sign: Sensemaking in Society12. Robert Innis: Meaningful Connections: Semiotics, Cultural Psychology, and the Forms of Sense13. Nikita A. Kharlamov: The City as a Sign: A Developmental-Experiential Approach to Spatial Life14. Rebeca Puche-Navarro: Modeling Iconic Literacy: The Dynamic Models for Complex Cultural Objects15. Eero Tarasti: Existential Semiotics and Cultural PsychologyPart Five: Action, Self, and Narration16. Ernest Boesch: Culture: Result and Condition of Action17. Lutz Eckensberger: Culture Inclusive Action Theory: Action Theory in Dialectics and Dialectics in Action Theory18. Livia Mathias Simuo: The Other in the Self: A Triadic Unit19. Tiago Bento, Carla Cunha, and Jouo Salgado: Dialogical Theory of Selfhood20. Jens Brockmeier: Narrative Scenarios: Toward a Culturally Thick Notion of Narrative21. Kyoko Murakami: Culture in Action: A Discursive Approach22. Ivana Markov: Social Representations as Anthropology of CulturePart Six: Tools for Living: Transcending Social Limitations23. Tania Zittoun: Life Course: A Sociocultural Perspective24. Ana Cecilia S. Bastos and Elaine P. Rabinovich: Being Poor: Cultural Tools for Survival25. Cynthia E. Winston and Michael R. Winston: Cultural Psychology of Racial Ideology in Historical Perspective: An Analytic Approach to Understanding Racialized Societies and Their Psychological Effects on Lives26. Ana Flavia do Amaral Madureira: Belonging to Gender: Social Identities, Symbolic Boundaries, and Images27. Bob Heyman: Risk and Culture28. Mario Carretero and Angela Bermudez: Constructing HistoriesPart Seven: Emergence of Culture29. Riin Magnus and Kalevi Kull: Roots of Culture in the Umwelt30. Iddo Tavory, Eva Jablonka, and Simona Ginsburg: Culture and Epigenesis: A Waddingtonian View31. Christophe Boesch: From Material to Symbolic Cultures: Culture in PrimatesPart Eight: Human Movement Through Culture32. Alex Gillespie, Irini Kadianaki, and Ria O'Sullivan-Lago: Encountering Alterity: Geographic and Semantic Movements33. Zachary Beckstead: Crossing Thresholds: Movement as a Means of Transformation34. Mariann Martsin and Hala W. Mahmoud: Never at Home? Migrants between SocietiesPart Nine: Culture of Higher Social Regulators: Values, Magic, and Duties35. Angela Uchoa Branco: Values and Sociocultural Practices: Pathways to Moral Development36. M. Bame Nsamenang: The Inter-generational Continuity of Values37. Meike Watzlawik and Jaan Valsiner: The Making of Magic: Cultural Constructions of the Mundane Supernatural38. Fathali M. Moghaddam, Cristina Novoa, and Zachary Warren: Duties and RightsPart Ten: Cultural interfaces: Persons and Institutions39. Harry Daniels: The Interface between the Sociology of Practice and the Analysis of Talk in the Study of Change in Educational Settings40. Guiseppina Marsico and Antonio Iannacone: The Work of Schooling41. Angelica Lopez, Behnosh Najafi, Barbara Rogoff, and Rebeca Mej!a Arauz: Helping and Collaborating as Cultural Practices42. Deborah Downing-Wilson, Robert Lecusay, and Michael Cole: Design Experimentation and Mutual Appropriation: Two Strategies for Implementing Intervention ResearchPart Eleven: Social Networks and Cultural Affectivity43. Nandita Chaudhary: Affective Networks: The Social Terrain of a Complex Culture44. Li Xiao-wen: Peer Relations45. Bert van Oers: Culture in Play46. Manfred Holodynski and Wolfgang Friedlmeier: Affect and CulturePart Twelve: Towards Methodological Innovations for Cultural Psychology47. Emily Abbey: Ambivalence and its Transformations48. Aaro Toomela: Guesses on the Future of Cultural Psychology: Past, Present-and-past49. Brady Wagoner: Culture in Constructive Remembering50. Noboru Takahashi, Tatsuya Sato, Takeo Kazuku, Oh Seonah, and Pian Chengnan: How Can We Study Interactions Mediated by Money as a Cultural Tool: From the Perspectives of Toshiya Yamamoto51. Tatsuya Sato, Mari Fukuda, Tomo Hidaka, Ayae Kido, Miki Nishida, and Mayu Akasaka: The Authentic Culture of Living Well: Pathways to Psychological Well-being52. Jaan Valsiner: Psychology Courting Culture: Future Directions and Their Implications