January 29, 2013
A few days ago I wrote about the long lag time for reviews of academic books. Here’s an example very close to home. During my Internet searches this weekend I came across a new review of my book, Vygotsky at Work and Play. (You can click on it above in the menu.) The book was published in December 2008 and the review came out at the end of last year—four years later. It appeared in Counseling and Psychotherapy Research, and was written by Elizabeth Charnock, a Lecturer in Nursing (Child Health) at The University of Salford in Manchester, UK. She begins,
In ‘Vygotsky at work and Play’ Lois Holzman, a developmental psychologist, presents a qualitative inquiry relating the work of the psychologist Lev Vygotsky to ordinary children, young people and adults in a variety of everyday settings. Whilst Vygotsky’s discoveries are central to this book they are intertwined with the work of the philosopher Fred Newman who developed social therapy as a therapeutic approach. The result of this partnership, manifest in an inquiry, which provides a unique and subjective interpretation of Vygotsky’s ideas and approach to social therapy.
My thanks to Elizabeth—who I’ve already emailed!