IAP BOOK SERIES

Annals of Cultural Psychology

The Annals of Cultural Psychology is a serial edited volume to be published yearly. It is developed as a complement to its brother series, Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Both series stem from the family of cultural psychology—a discipline that examines how human experience as a whole as well as experiential components—thought, behavior, feelings, etc.—are culturally organized—through semiotic mediation, symbolic action, and/or accumulation and transmission of inter-subjectively shared representations of the life-space. The Advances in Cultural Psychology series publishes edited volumes and monographs that focus on key concepts and perspectives in theory, methodology, and empirical application. The Annals of Cultural Psychology series will complement this by publishing a yearly edited volume that focuses on twofold:

1. Exploring the Frontiers of Cultural Psychology: The first focus is a complete, coherent, and comprehensive exploration of recent works in the field of Cultural Psychology. This exploration will cover: (1) literature published within the year or two previous to the release of the Annals volume, and (2) literature published in the Advances in Cultural Psychology book series (IAP) or the journal Culture & Psychology (SAGE). The exploration of recent works should culminate in a synthesis of new, novel, and innovative ideas, providing a fertile ground upon which will give both direction and magnitude to research in Cultural Psychology with the year or two post-publication of the Annals volume.

2. Furthering the Frontiers of Cultural Psychology: The second focus will function to further the current frontiers in cultural psychology. The Annals of Cultural Psychology will not only explore what has done recently, but will use this as a platform for reflecting on where and on what the discipline needs to develop. Therefore, The Annals of Cultural Psychology will attempt to continue pushing the discipline to reach its next frontier—never allowing the discipline to pick a place to settle, but always striving to reach the next discovery. In order to do this, each volume will contain topical sections with chapters on key issues and ideas in the field. This section will seek to cultivate solutions to continuing issues, and foster the elaboration of fruitful ideas.