This book is an adventure into the synthesis of ideas in the field of cultural psychology—building on the know-how of developmental science, anthropology, sociology, history, semiotics, and philosophy. Its basic focus is deeply phenomenological—human lived-through experience—rather than behavior– is taken as the basis for the science of psychology. Psychology has in its history constantly struggled to prove its belonging to the pantheon of science—by way of adopting a superficial understanding of the objectivity of its subject matter (in case of the widespread notion that it studies behavior), or of its methods. None of these efforts have succeeded, and in the case of the topic of the present book— cultural psychology—we face the most complex and most fascinating task of suggesting new leads for the construction of a discipline that is both generals in its basic knowledge through representing human particulars in all their richness.
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