Perezhivanie, Emotions and Subjectivity

Advancing Vygotsky’s Legacy

  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Fernando González Rey
  • Nikolai Veresov

Part of the Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research book series (PCHR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marilyn Fleer, Fernando González Rey, Nikolai Veresov
    Pages 1-15
  3. Perezhivanie

  4. Emotions

  5. Subjectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Fernando González Rey, Albertina Mitjáns Martinez, Maristela Rossato, Daniel Magalhães Goulart
      Pages 217-243
  6. New Challenges and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-265

About this book


This book draws upon Vygotsky’s idea of perezhivanie, emotions and imagination, and introduces the concepts of subjective sense and subjective configuration. These concepts are crucial for explaining and understanding children’s development from a cultural-historical perspective. A book which theorises the relations between the social and the individual through a study of a child’s perezhivanie, which analyses emotions more holistically, and advances the concepts of subjective sense and subjective configuration, is much needed. This book examines the complexity of human development through a comprehensive elaboration of these concepts, allowing for new insights to be put forward. It doesn’t always follow the chronological order of Vygotsky’s publications, as many of his works remained in the family archives until the 1980s, when his Selected Works were first published in Russian. There has long been a need for a contemporary book on the scholarly treatment of perezhevanie, emotions, and subjectivity, and as such this book revisits dominant representations of these concepts and then puts forward new ways of conceptualising and using them in empirical research. The chapters cover a broad range of case studies where the concepts of perezhivanie, emotions and imagination and subjective sense and subjective configuration are used to give new empirical and theoretical insights into the study of human development.


Emotion regulation Emotional development child development cultural-historical theory perezhivanie perspectives on Emotions

Editors and affiliations

  • Marilyn Fleer
    • 1
  • Fernando González Rey
    • 2
  • Nikolai Veresov
    • 3
  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil
  3. 3.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4532-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4534-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1530
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1549
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