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Vygotsky’s Notebooks

A Selection

  • Еkaterina Zavershneva
  • René van der Veer
  • Consists of previously unpublished manuscripts by Vygotsky

  • Summarizes the results of the first systematic study of Vygotsky’s family archive

  • Provides the historical context of many of Vygotsky’s writings

  • Includes brief biographies of key figures in Vygotsky’s career

  • Provides a uniquely complete bibliography of the scientific writings used by Vygotsky

Book

Part of the Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research book series (PCHR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Ekaterina Zavershneva, René van der Veer
    Pages 1-9
  3. Еkaterina Zavershneva, René van der Veer
    Pages 11-19
  4. Еkaterina Zavershneva, René van der Veer
    Pages 21-40
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    Pages 41-49
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    Pages 51-55
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About this book

Introduction

This book consists of previously unpublished manuscripts by Vygotsky found in the first systematic study of Vygotsky’s family archive. The notebooks and scientific diaries gathered in this volume represent all periods of Vygotsky’s scientific life, beginning with the earliest manuscript, entitled The tragicomedy of strivings (1912), and ending with his last note, entitled Pro domo sua (1934), written shortly before his death. The notes reveal unknown aspects of the eminent psychologist’s personality, show his aspirations and interests, and allow us to gain insights into the development of his thinking and its internal dynamics. Several texts reflect the plans that Vygotsky was unable to realize during his lifetime, such as the creation of a theory of emotions and a theory of consciousness, others reveal Vygotsky’s involvement in activities that were previously unknown, and still others provide outlines of papers and lectures. The notes are presented in chronological order, preceded by brief introductions and accompanied by an extensive set of notes. The result is a book that allows us to obtain a much deeper understanding of Vygotsky’s innovative ideas. 

Keywords

Cultural-historical psychology Judaism and pyschology Marxism Psychology of emotions Vygotsky developmental psychology history and methodology of psychology psychology of personality special education

Editors and affiliations

  • Еkaterina Zavershneva
    • 1
  • René van der Veer
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

About the editors

René van der Veer graduated in experimental psychology at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1975 and obtained his PhD in psychology in 1985 with a dissertation about Vygotsky. He is currently a professor of the history of education at Leiden University, and his research interests include the history of attachment theory, cultural-historical theory and the history of childcare advice. His books include Understanding Vygotsky  (with Valsiner, 1991), and Lev Vygotsky (2007).

Ekaterina Zavershneva graduated at Moscow State University in 1996 and defended her candidate dissertation on the crisis in contemporary psychology in 2004. She is the author of many works in the interdisciplinary field of methodology, theory, and history of psychology and specializes in cultural-historical psychology. She is an acknowledged expert on the Vygotsky family archive, a topic on which she has published articles and chapters in several languages.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vygotsky’s Notebooks
  • Book Subtitle A Selection
  • Editors Еkaterina Zavershneva
    René van der Veer
  • Series Title Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4625-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4623-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5185-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4625-4
  • Series ISSN 2520-1530
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-1549
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 523
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Psychology
    Child and School Psychology
    History of Psychology
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