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[Xmca-l] Re: Activity Setting

Behavior setting is a term used extensively by Roger Barker and in common
use in
ecological psychology I believe.

It seems that one point of intersection between chat and community psych is
ecological psychology. There is a strong link there between, for example,
Zaporozhets and Gibson.

In our discussions over the past couple of years, Roland, the
anthropologist Tim Ingold
has been influential for some of us in linking different, apparently
related, world views
of a socio-cultural-historical-activity sort.

a conjecture.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Roland, as you can see from Lubomir's response, "activity setting" is
> ambiguous. Lubomir takes "setting" to be significantly indicative of the
> physical space forming the setting. Words like "environment" and "space"
> tend to be used in psychology, especially educational psychology, in the
> mathematical or metaphorical sense, as in "social space." Lubomir did not
> get her concept of activity setting from Wertsch, but by appropriating
> "behaviour setting". My contact with the concept was with Hedegaard, where,
> so far as I know, physical space is not involved.
> Could you perhaps share your 1988 paper or an excerpt explaining this
> concept, or alternatively an excerpt from Wertsch's paper which was your
> source?
> Andy
> Roland Tharp wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I did not mean to imply that activity settings is attributable to
>> Vygotsky himself.  I know of no evidence for
>> that.  My first discussion of AS was in Rousing Minds to Life in 1988; my
>> citation for the concept was
>> Wertsch, 1985. He was writing a lot during that period, and may have
>> discussed the concept elsewhere as well.
>> Mike Cole would certainly know more than I about what Jim Wertsch was
>> reading and writing then.
>> Roland Tharp