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Moses on his way to the promised land : On Vygotsky's Notebooks

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Kölbl, Carlos ; Métraux, Alexandre:
Moses on his way to the promised land : On Vygotsky's Notebooks.
In: Culture & Psychology. Vol. 27 (2021) Issue 3 . - pp. 347-358.
ISSN 1461-7056

Official URL: Volltext

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The publication of a voluminous selection of notebooks from the Vygotsky Family Archive represents a major event for the Vygotsky studies. The material provided in the book turns out to be truly novel; it reaches far beyond mere compilations of existing texts, reprints, and (re-)translations. The key question we address in our contribution is: does this newly made available material have a significant impact on our understanding of Vygotsky’s life and work? We first offer a rough summary of the book’s content, then indicate what readers may expect from the Notebooks and what they will not find there; and finally, we focus on Vygotsky’s early quest for his own Jewishness and on the shift toward systemic and semiotic thinking that marks the last years of his life.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Lev S. Vygotsky; Vygotsky studies; History of psychology; Soviet Union; Judaism; Semiotics
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Psychology > Chair Psychology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carlos Kölbl
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Psychology
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 150 Psychology
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 07:13
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 08:23