chapter  8
Interpretations
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Understanding of Vygotsky is still generally poor. We can tell this because there are so many interpretations of him and they cannot all be right. There are six main reasons for this: his difficult style; the suppression of his work under Stalin; the rapid changes in his views; the unfinished nature of many of his writings; the distortions of his work by A. N. Leont’ev; the ready availability in the West of writings on him by those who have not studied him closely.