The field of cultural-historical psychology originated in the work of Lev Vygotsky and the Vygotsky Circle in the Soviet Union more than eighty years ago, and has now established a powerful research tradition in Russia and the West. The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology is the first volume to systematically present cultural-historical psychology as an integrative/holistic developmental science of mind, brain, and culture. Its main focus is the inseparable unity of the historically evolving human mind, brain, and culture, and the ways to understand it. The contributors are major international experts in the field, and include authors of major works on Lev Vygotsky, direct collaborators and associates of Alexander Luria, and renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks. The Handbook will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of psychology, education, humanities and neuroscience.
• The most detailed account to date of the scientific legacies of Russian scholars, Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria
• Discusses the interplay between cultural-historical psychology and other disciplines, both well-established and newly emerging ones alike
• Features a concluding chapter on 'romantic science' by best-selling author, neurologist and scholar, Oliver Sacks
Reviews & endorsements
"What a wide-ranging view of the comprehensive subject of mind-culture-neurology! It serves a real purpose both pedagogically and in the scholarly sense."
Jerome Bruner, Professor Emeritus, New York University
"Anyone interested in the ideas of Vygotsky and his legacies will find this book a rich source of information and inspiration."
Mike Cole, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
"Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky was among the most seminal psychologists of the twentieth century. This excellent volume is a fitting tribute to Vygotsky and a testimony to the fact that his theory of "cultural-historical psychology" is alive and well and continues to influence many strands of psychology worldwide."
Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., author of The Executive Brain, The Wisdom Paradox, and The New Executive Brain
About the Editors:
Anton Yasnitsky, University of Toronto
Anton Yasnitsky is an independent researcher who specialises in the Vygotsky-Luria circle.
René van der Veer, Universiteit Leiden
René van der Veer is Professor of Education in the Department of Education at Universiteit Leiden.
Michel Ferrari, University of Toronto
Michel Ferrari is a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Anton Yasnitsky, René van der Veer, Ronald Miller, Janette Friedrich, Ekaterina Zavershneva, Aaro Toomela, Alex Kozulin, Jaan Valsiner, Galina Zuckerman, Elena L. Grigorenko, Igor M. Arievitch, Anna Stetsenko, Marie-Cécile Bertau, Anke Werani, Eugene Subbotsky, Tatiana Akhutina, Gary Shereshevsky, Bella Kotik-Friedgut, Alfredo Ardila, Alexander Venger, Elena Morozova, Oksana Bulgakowa, Maria V. Falikman, Vyacheslav V. Ivanov, Oliver Sacks