The Concept of Perezhivanie in Cultural-Historical Theory: Content and Contexts

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    This chapter, advancing Vygotsky’s original definitions, makes an important distinction between the two meanings of perezhivanie—perezhivanie as a psychological phenomena/process which can be empirically observed and studied(P1) and perezhivanie as a concept, a theoretical tool for analysis of the process of development (P2). The chapter is an attempt to unlock the theoretical content of the cultural-historical concept of perezhivanie in three interrelated dimensions, in relation to: (1) the concepts of social environment and interaction of present and deal forms; (2) the general genetic law of cultural development; (3) the idea of analysis of complex wholes by units. Advancing Vygotsky’s legacy, this chapter introduces a concept of dramatic perezhivanie which allows to discover the dialectics of the process of development of human mind as a sociocultural genesis both in evolutional and revolutionary aspects as well as in a unity of macro and microgenesis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPerezhivanie, Emotions and Subjectivity
    Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Vygotsky’s Legacy
    EditorsMarilyn Fleer, Fernando González Rey, Nikolai Veresov
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811045349
    ISBN (Print)9789811045325
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NamePerspectives in Cultural-Historical Research

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