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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Reflections on Alterity from Lev S. Vygotsky's theory 901

Zanella A.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil

Recently, we have seen the rise of intolerances of various orders, in different geographical contexts. Such intolerances, in turn, are not new: they are configured as expression of a historical process in which the unknown, an other presented as difference, is refuted, denied, and set at the condition of cause of ill omens and events that torment the person, the group, and the nation. These issues were not discussed by Lev Semionovich Vygotsky, still, his reflections on I-other relations, on alterity and constitution of the subject, bring relevant contributions to this theme that has been, currently, intensified. To reflect about this place of the other, of alterity, from the contribution of the historical-cultural approach in psychology, is the objective of this work.

Keywords: alterity; I-other relations; constitution of the subject

Column: Issues In Cultural Activity Theory

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