Perezhivanie as a theoretical concept for researching young children’s development

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The phenomenon of perezhivanie has received increasing attention in recent years; however, an understanding of perezhivanie as a concept remains elusive. This article discusses perezhivanie as a theoretical concept from within a cultural-historical framework; through this, the article aims to foreground the significance of this concept for studying young children’s development. In this article we show development through drama in both everyday life and conditions specifically created for the study of children’s development, where we show the significance and power of perezhivanie in research. It is argued that perezhivanie as a concept productively contributes to the study of children’s development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-335
Number of pages11
JournalMind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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