Sociogenesis Reexamined

Sociogenesis Reexamined

Sociogenesis Reexamined offers the foundation for an inter- disciplinary social scientific approach towards the development of persons in their historical and societal contexts. The editors have organized herein the opportunity for exchange and theoretical confrontation on the theme of mechanisms in sociogenesis. Stemming from a workshop that took place at the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht in December 1990, the editors and contributors attempt to begin the refinement and reworking of the concept of sociogenesis. Two possible branches in the definition of sociogenesis are presented in the introduction as a useful guide in mapping existing approaches. The text is then divided into four parts: theoretical and historical foundations; new conceptual approaches; analysis of existing frameworks; empirical case studies. Systematic perspectives for research in the field are offered. For developmental and social psychologists, anthropologists, researchers and graduate students, this groundbreaking work will surely initiate much elaboration and innovation in the study of sociogenesis.

Language Structure, Discourse, and the Access to Consciousness

Language Structure, Discourse, and the Access to Consciousness

The focus of this collective volume is on the mutual determination of language structure, discourse patterns and the accessibility to consciousness of mental contents of different types of organization and complexity. The contributions address the following problems, among others: the history of the interpretation of conscious and unconscious mind in the theoretical discourse of modern linguistics; the determination of the structure of consciousness by the grammatical structure; the levels of access of grammatical and lexical information to consciousness; the development of cognitive complexity and control in ontogeny; pathologies of consciousness access in discourse comprehension and production; the cognitive contextual prerequisites for the representation of meaning in consciousness; the relationships between language structure and qualia in the phenomenology of experience; the dialogical structure of intentionality and meaning representation, etc. (Series B)

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy

The Developmental-Interaction Approach

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy

Reviews the history and philosophy of a classic approach to teaching, while emphasizing its continuing relevance for contemporary schooling.

Review of Research in Education 1999

Review of Research in Education 1999

This 1,296 page handbook reflects current and sometimes competing schools of thought and presents exciting possibilities for educational research and writing. A resource for students and scholars in education and beyond, the updated Handbook presents the robust field of research on teaching characterized by evolving research methodologies and strong, diverse conceptual frameworks. This research will inform practice-policy, school administration, teaching, instruction, and parenting.

The Dialogical Alternative

Towards a Theory of Language and Mind

The Dialogical Alternative

The Dialogical Alternative is an interdisciplinary collection of articles presenting and discussing a dialogical approach to language and mind. This approach is characterized by an emphasis on social interaction and dialogue, with examples taken from such fields as political speech, doctor/patient conversation, and interaction with children. The volume also suggests how such a framework may be widely applicable in a variety of thematic areas. The book represents an important alternative to mainstream monologically based models within linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and cognitive science. It will be read with interest by a broad range of scholars and students from the humanities and social sciences concerned with the study of communication, language, and the mind.

Social Psychology

New Research

Social Psychology

This volume presents the latest thinking in social psychology which is the science that studies individual beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours in settings where other people are present (or merely implied or imagined--which makes the definition pretty broad). Notice the focus is quite different from sociology, where groups of people are studied, but closer to psychology, where individuals are studied. The focus of social psychology is the individual within the group. As such, it is an ideal venue for studying those forces that change humans-- their beliefs, their attitudes, and their behaviours.

Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds

Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds

This text addresses the central problem in anthropological theory of the late 1990s - the paradox that humans are both products of social discipline and creators of remarkable improvisation.

The Work of Culture

Symbolic Transformation in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology

The Work of Culture

"The Work of Culture is the product of two decades of field research by Sri Lanka's most distinguished anthropological interpreter, and its combination of textual analysis, ethnographic sensitivity, and methodological catholicity makes it something of a blockbuster."—Arjun Appadurai, Journal of Asian Studies

Meeting Culture

Essays in Honour of Arie de Ruijter

Meeting Culture