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Re: [xmca] Help? - Microgenesis, Microgenetic, Microgeny?

Ellice has given a nice list of articles by Robert Sigler who as used this
concept extensively in his work.

I agree that Jim Wertsch's book provides a good source for the overall
set of ideas, but for contemporary work a good strategy might be to
go to Amazon, choose books with Jaan Valsiner's name on them, look inside
and search on microgenesis. Jaan has a gazillion edited/authored books
where contemporary work using this concept can be found.


On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Greg
> I'm wondering if your explorations of microgenesis and previous posts
> on discourse analysis [for example Elinor Ochs] are linked??
> I want to share an impression I have when reading *discourse analysis*
> ways of understanding.  First I will share my understanding of the way
> discourse analysis relates to ways of knowing:
> The term *entextualization* as the process whereby language becomes
> detachable from its original context of production and becomes
> *reified* as text and becomes a portable linquistic object.
> Practices of entextualization defining elite communities in society,
> who, through the authority of their entextualizations are able to
> exercise power over others. From this theoretical perspective of
> discourse analysis to be engaged in creating texts *about* reality IS
> to engage in creating reality.
> When I read this theoretical *style* of theory construction I have a
> sense of an instrumental approach which privleges the observer of the
> scene. The data are *interpreted* as a form of *mapping of the
> territory* in a *systematic approach* to the data.
> Greg does the *feel* of this approach have a different sense ability
> and way of relating to the data than the more dialogical way of
> relating to the data?. For example Martin Buber's distinction between
> the I-Thou relation [the interhuman realm that is participatory] in
> contrast to the I-It realm that is more instrumental and privleges the
> observer observing the scene of data collection??
> I'm not sure if others have this *impression* on how the data is
> presented [and re-presented or translated].
> Larry
> On 9/20/12, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm curious if folks out in XMCA-land could point me in the direction of
> > good papers that define/explain or use the concept of microgenesis (or
> any
> > of its kin terms)?
> >
> > >From a CHAT/SCT perspective is preferred, but it seems like the concept
> > has
> > life in other fields too and that would be good to know more about.
> >
> > Many thanks in advance!
> >
> > -greg
> >
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