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[Xmca-l] Re: Sociocritical theory a la Kris G



Luisa and Mike,
My depth of knowledge in the xmca chat, its foundations, is much shallower than yours, so the articles by Pelaprat and Cole and Gutierrez don’t evoke nearly the connections for me, I am sure, but enough that I think it worth sharing. In reading the Pelaprat&Cole article (Gap and Imagination) AND Gutierrez I came across Engstrom in the bibliography. I found his article on Expansive Learning on the internet. It brings to my mind the idea of “mashing up” that David K., I believe, likes to use. As well it brings to my mind Langacker’s notion of symbolic assemblies, which brings together grammar and discourse (i.e., usage-based grammar) unshackled by grammar as static constituency. Furthermore, I work with urban Indians in a charter school here in Albuquerque. I am convinced that dialog a al Bakhtin, Freire, and Horton are the key to what I am trying to do, perhaps as much as many of you are trying to do with this chat. In light of the ferment in the country over the killings of unarmed Black men, there is hope now for the kind of flourishing that Andy’s article talks about in the article that he has sent to us recently on a number of occasions. I hope this email does not seem ungrounded, rather that it adds one more voice to a call for relevance and relationship, without a loss of rigor. 
Henry
 
> On Dec 10, 2014, at 1:50 PM, Luisa Aires <laires11@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Dear Mike and ALL
> 
> Thank you for sharing Kris´ thoughts about culture, education, literacy,
> development...
> This text evokes me the foundations of xmca - to deconstruct the origins of
> the historical-cultural theory and expand it with scientific, social,
> cultural, historical contemporary thoughts and movements.
> 
> Kris shares with us a huge and rich lecture, a pedagogical framework that
> could mediate very rich xmca discussions. Let me mention some powerful
> constructs that we could discuss:
> - Third space
> - Nondominant communities
> - ZPD
> - Zo –ped (a “wonderful” construct)
> - Literacy - sociocritical literacy
> - Grounding theoretical concepts
> - Sincretic testimonios
> - Reframing learning, teaching, education, development
> 
> What do you think?
> 
> All the best,
> Luísa
> 
> 2014-12-10 18:38 GMT+00:00 mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu>:
> 
>> I would like to pick up on Dana's call for continued discussion of politics
>> and power in relation to theorizing the role of culture in human
>> development.
>> 
>> To this end, Kris says its ok to publish her Scribner lecture on this topic
>> (and warnst that she has a new and better version of her thinking waiting
>> in the wings).
>> 
>> So, attached is Kris's paper as a common grounding for a discussion. If
>> you-all would stick to the subject line, or when you feel the urge,
>> create a new, related, subject line, if you would so label it, such measure
>> might stabilize an always heterochronous discussion.
>> 
>> If others have alternative suggestions, speak up!
>> 
>> mike
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
>> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>> 
> 
> 
> 
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