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[Xmca-l] Re: Reading for Novices



Annalisa,
A *general* book  "The Sociocultural Turn in Psychology" by Jack Martin and
Suzanne Kirschner explores five sociocultural "approaches".
I] Discursive approaches
2] constructionist approaches
3] Hermeneutical approaches
4] Dialogical approaches
5] Neo-Vygotskian approaches

In the fifth section there iare two articles. The first by  by Anna
Stetsenko and Igor Arievitch: "Cultural-Historical Activity Theory:
Foundational Worldview, Major Principles, and the Relevance of
Sociocultural Context"   The second article is written by Mike Cole and
Natalia Gajdamashko: Vygotsky and Context: Toward a Resolution"

If you google this book it will lead you to the publisher - Columbia
University Press - where you can download an excerpt which is the
introductory chapter by Jack Martin and Suzanne Kirschner:: "The
Sociocultural Turn in Psychology: An Introduction and an Invitation".
This chapter is a clear introduction to the topics covered by the book

This book is an excellent orientation to scholars who have taken a "full
turn" toward constitutive sociocultural psychology.
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On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 9:19 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,
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> I have a friend who has a background in anthropology and she is interested
> in reading Vygotsky. With this in mind, which introductory texts do you
> think would be best to cut one's teeth on our patron genius?
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> Also how about readings that describe sociocultural theory (rather than
> actual Vygotsky texts)?
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> It seems a good combo of both may provide a nice context.
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> Kind regards,
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> Annalisa
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