The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology, 1st Edition

  • Jaan Valsiner Alberto Rosa
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481209
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481208
  • DDC: 306.01
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 750 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This handbook approaches human psychology in all its complexity, providing a comprehensive description and explanation of the development of meaning-making. This unique text integrates contributions of sociocultural specialists from 15 countries worldwide. An essential purchase for psychologists with widespread appeal to anthropologists, sociologists and philosophers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Half Title Page.
Editors' Introduction: Contemporary Socio-Cultural Research: Uniting Culture, Society, and Psychology.
1: Theoretical and Methodological Issues.
2: The Myth, and Beyond: Ontology of Psyche and Epistemology of Psychology.
3: Language, Cognition, Subjectivity: A Dynamic Constitution.
4: Psychology within Time: Theorizing about the Making of Socio-Cultural Psychology.
5: Sampling Reconsidered: Idiographic Science and the Analyses of Personal Life Trajectories.
6: From Nature to Culture.
7: The Windowless Room: ‘Mediationism’ and How to Get Over It.
8: Functional Systems of Perception-Action and Re-Mediation.
9: Comparative Development of Communication: An Evolutionary Perspective.
10: The Material Practices of Ape Language Research.
11: The End of Myths and Legends about the Biological and Cultural Evolution: A New View in the Knowledge on Hominid Paleo-Ethoecology.
12: From Orientation to Meaning.
13: Acts of Psyche: Actuations as Synthesis of Semiosis and Action.
14: Time and Movement in Symbol Formation.
15: Object Use, Communication, and Signs: The Triadic Basis of Early Cognitive Development.
16: Network of Meanings: A Theoretical-Methodological Perspective for the Investigation of Human Developmental Processes.
17: Symbolic Resources for the Constitution of Experience.
18: Dramaturgical Actuations and Symbolic Communication: Or How Beliefs Make Up Reality.
19: Analysis of Cultural Emotion: Understanding of Indigenous Psychology for Universal Implications.
20: The Role of Symbolic Resources in Human Lives.
21: Perpetual Uncertainty of Cultural Life: Becoming Reality.
22: Prayer and the Kingdom of Heaven: Psychological Tools for Directivity.
23: “Myself, the Project”: Sociocultural Interpretations of Young Adulthood.
24: From Society to the Person Through Culture.
25: Apprenticeship in Conversation and Culture: Emerging Sociability in Preschool Peer Talk.
26: The Creation of New Cultures in Peer Interaction.
27: “Culture Has No Internal Territory”: Culture as Dialogue.
28: Cultural-Historical Approaches to Designing for Development.
29: Money as a Cultural Tool Mediating Personal Relationships: Child Development of Exchange and Possession.
30: The Family: Negotiating Cultural Values.
31: From Social Culture to Personal Culture.
32: Culture and Social Representations.
33: The Institutions Inside: Self, Morality, and Culture.
34: Identity, Rights, and Duties: The Illustrative Case of Positioning by Iran, the United States, and the European Union.
35: Symbolic Politics and Cultural Symbols: Identity Formation Between and Beyond Nations and States.
36: The Dialogical Self: Social, Personal, and (Un)Conscious.
37: Making Sense of the Past for the Future: Memory and Self-Reflection.
38: Social and Cognitive Determinants of Collective Memory for Public Events.
39: Collective Memory.
40: Issues in the Socio-Cultural Study of Memory: Making Memory Matter.
41: The Social Basis of Self-Reflection.
General Conclusions: Socio-Cultural Psychology on the Move: Semiotic Methodology in the Making.