Revisionist Revolution in Vygotskian Science: Toward Cultural-Historical Gestalt Psychology

  title={Revisionist Revolution in Vygotskian Science: Toward Cultural-Historical Gestalt Psychology},
  author={Anton Yasnitsky},
  journal={Journal of Russian \& East European Psychology},
  pages={15 - 3}
  • A. Yasnitsky
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Art
  • Journal of Russian & East European Psychology
Lev Vygotsky is presumably the best-known and the most-cited Russian psychologist today. At least this seems to be true of contemporary Russia and North America (Aleksandrova-Howell, Abramson, and Craig, 2012). The popularity of Vygotsky in certain circles in Anglophone North America is truly enormous and is often described in terms of a “Vygotsky boom” (Cole, 2004; Garai and Kocski, 1995) or, somewhat critically, as the “cult of Vygotsky” (Yasnitsky, 2010, 2011b, 2011c). The beginning of this… 
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