"We need the ideas of practical revolutionaries more than ever. In this Classic Edition, Newman and Holzman invite educators and therapists to consider collaborative and creative ways of influencing learning and development. In a world that increasingly feels over-determined in dispiriting ways, they inspire readers to find new ways to socially extend Vygotsky's practical-critical approach to learning and change."
―Tom Strong, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Canada
"In 1993, Lev Vygotsky was embodied as a revolutionary scientist by Newman and Holzman. Since then, the book has been an omnipresent figure, provoking academics into discussion on the unity of learning and development in conference rooms, on working as a community builder in various cities and countries, and on making stages for young people beginning their future."
―Yuji Moro, Professor, Institute of Psychology, University of Tsukuba, Japan
"Newman and Holzman engage you into play with Vygotsky’s ideas of history, dialectics, materialism, and subjectivity ... and while playing with these two dedicated ‘more knowledgeable others,’ you are ‘a head taller;’ you perform a revolutionary activity. I have been reading everything I could find by and on Vygotsky in English and Russian, and found this book to be a truly rare, uplifting, and hopeful piece in a Holzman-Newman-Vygotskianway."
―Natalia Collings, Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Central Michigan University, USA
"Newman and Holzman’s ‘own’ Vygotsky is different from the Vygotsky of different interpretations: it is Vygotsky of the community work, Vygotsky of the art, Vygotsky of performance and becoming, Vygotsky of human completion and agency. These unique ways of interpreting Vygotsky are as important today as they were at the time when the book was first published."
―Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Associate Professor of Education, Chestnut Hill College, USA
"This book was an essential contribution to Brazilian researchers in the Vygotskian perspective, containing intense philosophical dialogues with other voices―supporting, clarifying, and even contrasting with the pillars of Vygotskian theory. This book is an invitation to overcome alienation and to engage in a transformative act: a truly possible revolutionary praxis"
―Fernanda Liberali, Ph.D., Applied Linguistics and Language Studies, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
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