Vygotsky and the Social Formation of Mind

JAMES V. WERTSCH


1985 . Harvard University Press
ISBN 0-674-94350-3

Contents

I. Vygotsky: The Man and His Theory 1 2. Vygotsky's Genetic Method 17 3. The Social Origins of Higher Mental Functions 58 4. Vygotsky's Semiotic Analysis 77 5. Extending Vygotsky's Semiotic Analysis: Propositional and Discourse Referentiality 129 6. Semiotic Mechanisms in Vygotsky's Genetic Law of Cultural Development 158 7. Units of Psychological Functioning: Consciousness, Word Meaning, and Action 184 8. Mind and Society 209 Notes 233 Bibliography 239 Name Index 255 Subject Index 259