The Social and the Cultural: Where do They Meet?

  • Jaan Valsiner


Meetings of ideas are not scripted events like handshakes of politicians at diplomatic summits. Rather, ideas meet as if they were clandestine lovers — at first secretly, passionately, and later — if discovered — as parts of a scenario of a public scandal or a reconstituted legally accepted relationship. Meta-theoretical discourse in the social sciences is part of that latter social legitimation.


Social Norm Schematic Sign Promoter Sign Meaning Construction Semiotic Mediation 
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  • Jaan Valsiner
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

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