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Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research

Rethinking Cultural-Historical Theory

A Dialectical Perspective to Vygotsky

Authors: Dafermos, Manolis

  • Traces the development of cultural historical theory through Vygotsky’s life
  • Reconstructs Vygotsky’s research program as a developing process not as a given, static set of ready-made concepts and ideas
  • Offers an analysis of the main stages of development of Vygotsky’s theory and highlights changes in different stages of its formulation
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This book is an exploration of science in the making. It offers readers the opportunity to critically reflect on the process of development of Vygotsky's research program from the perspective of dialectics, focusing on the dramatic process of building and rebuilding cultural historical theory. Vygotsky's creative and dramatic journey is no less important than the concrete results of his research. An epistemological and historical investigation of the formulation of cultural historical theory sheds light on the process of knowledge production and reveals hidden dimensions of creativity in science.

About the authors

Manolis Dafermos is an associate professor in the epistemology of psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. His interests include cultural historical psychology, critical psychology, the history of psychology, and methodological and epistemological issues in the social sciences. 
He has authored and co-authored papers in these areas for Theory & Psychology; the European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counseling; Information, Communication & Society; Social and Personality Psychology Compass; Learning, Culture and Social Interaction; Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology; Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology; Cultural-Historical Psychology Journal; Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal; Forum Kritische Psychologie; Oxford Handbook of Exercise Psychology; and the Handbook of Critical Psychology among others.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Cultural-Historical Psychology; Outlines: Critical Practice StudiesHuman Arenas; Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal;  and Teoría y Crítica de la Psicología.  He has been a guest editor of two special issues of the journal Annual Review of Critical Psychology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dafermos, Manolis

    Pages 1-12

  • The Historical and Scientific Background to the Genesis of Cultural-Historical Theory

    Dafermos, Manolis

    Pages 13-52

  • A Preliminary Sketch of Vygotsky’s Theory

    Dafermos, Manolis

    Pages 53-66

  • Exploring the Philosophical Underpinnings of Cultural-Historical Theory

    Dafermos, Manolis

    Pages 67-89

  • The Prehistory of Cultural-Historical Theory

    Dafermos, Manolis

    Pages 91-125

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-0191-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0190-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Cultural-Historical Theory
Book Subtitle
A Dialectical Perspective to Vygotsky
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0191-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0191-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0190-2
Series ISSN
2520-1530
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 309
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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