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Re: [xmca] Interesting article on 'Sociocutlural subjectivities' in latest Theory and Psychology

Thanks Mary-- Interesting summary. Interesting bibliography as a way to see
how the large common meme pool is drawn upon to create this account.

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 11:06 PM, Mary van der Riet <VanDerRiet@ukzn.ac.za>wrote:

> Sociocultural Subjectivities: Progress, Prospects, Problems
> Suzanne R. Kirschner
> Theory Psychology 2010;20 765-780
> http://tap.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/20/6/765
> Strongly constitutive sociocultural perspectives in psychology have
> become more developed and influential in recent decades, particularly
> during the past 15 years. These approaches include constructionist,
> discursive, relational, dialogical, and neo-Vygotskian theories. They
> diverge from one another in some respects, but are alike in that they
> all consider psychological processes, such as mind and self, to emerge
> out of social, cultural, and historical contexts. This paper explores
> some central themes and commitments that inhere in these approaches,
> particularly with regard to how subjectivity is historically and
> relationally constituted. It emphasizes the importance of further
> legitimizing them within psychology and adjacent disciplines. It also
> points out some current limitations, suggesting that they risk what
> social theorist Dennis Wrong called an “oversocialized” conception
> of human beings.
> Mary van der Riet; School of Psychology; University of KwaZulu-Natal
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