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Jerome Bruner
Language, Culture and Self

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February 2001 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Jerome Bruner is one of the grand figures of psychology. From his role as a founder of the cognitive revolution in the 1950s to his recent advocacy of cultural psychology, Bruner's influence has been dramatic and far-reaching. Such is the breadth of his vision that Bruner's work has inspired thinkers in many of the major areas of psychology and has had a powerful impact on adjacent disciplines. His writings on language acquisition, culture and education are of profound and enduring importance. Focusing on the dominant themes of language, culture and self, this volume provides a comprehensive exploration of Bruner's fertile ideas and a considered appraisal of his legacy.

With a distinguished list of contributors including Jerome Bruner himself, the result is an outstanding volume of interest to students and scholars in psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, anthropology, linguistics, and education.

Among the contributors are Judy Dunn, Howard Gardner, Clifford Geertz, Rom Harré, David Olson, Edward Reed, Talbot Taylor, Michael Tomasello, and John Shotter. The volume is framed by an editorial introduction that considers the distinctively philosophical dimensions of Bruner's thought, and a final chapter by Bruner himself in which he re-examines prominent themes in his work in light of issues raised by the contributors.

The volume will be invaluable to students and researchers in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, education, and the philosophy of mind.

David Bakhurst and Stuart G Shanker
Introduction
Bruner's Way

 
Clifford Geertz
Imbalancing Act
Jerome Bruner's Cultural Psychology

 
Michael Tomasello
Bruner on Language Acquisition
Stuart G Shanker and Talbot J Taylor
The House that Bruner Built
Talbot J Taylor
Bruner and Condillac on Learning How to Talk
Judy Dunn and Jane R Brown
Emotion, Pragmatics, and Social Understanding in the Preschool Years
David R Olson
Education
the Bridge from Culture to Mind

 
Edward S Reed
Towards a Cultural Ecology of Instruction
Howard Gardner
Commentaries
Jerome Bruner as Educator: Personal Reflections

 
David Bakhurst
Reed on Bruner on Education
Duane Rumbaugh, Michael Bera and Christopher Elder
Infancy and the Birth of Competence
Bruner and Comparative-Developmental Research

 
Rom Harré
Norms in Life
Problems in the Representation of Rules

 
John Shotter
Towards a Third Revolution in Psychology
From Inner Mental Representations to Dialogically Structured Social Practices

 
David Bakhurst
Memory, Identity, and the Future of Cultural Psychology
Jerome Bruner
In Response

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