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[Xmca-l] Re: The Annotated Bibliography Project (ABP)


Thanks for your comment regarding the APB! I didn't think there should be a comment attached to the entire project, but I suppose yours could be it! It is precious. :)

I'm not sure what you mean about interesting problems. Who decides what is an interesting problem? I've never approached reading to solve problems, but to learn something that interests me. This orientation you suggest is unfamiliar to me. 

The problem we are attempting to solve here is to make texts available to those who are not familiar with the texts, and to provide a context by designating a reading level and attaching comments to each entry.

When I took Vera's Vygotsky Seminar, for example, I wasn't looking for a problem to solve, but I was willing to read the texts in her reader. That was my point of entry. She decided those texts were relevant for novices to the topic in the context of a semester seminar.

However, not everyone who joins the list may come to Sociocultural Theory (and other aspects of Cultural Psychology) through a class and with a teacher. So this is an attempt to fill that gap. The comments should aid by providing an entrance to a given text. 

Because of the vast array of voices here, there will be just as many interpretations and problems and biases and concerns. All of this ideally will be captured in the comments and allow the reader a means to chose. This kind of transparency I think will be fantastic because one of the valuable things to know about this community is that there are so many voices, so many minds, so many different approaches. That should be represented, and this could be one way to do that, but geared for the novice in this instance.

Kind regards,


From: xmca-l-bounces+annalisa=unm.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu <xmca-l-bounces+annalisa=unm.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu> on behalf of Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:01 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Annotated Bibliography Project (ABP)

Uhm, what I suspect to be a problem here is that familiarity with these
texts (i.e. with the problems that the texts are about) would lead to a
different way to organise this effort than the way you're proposing...

Familiarity with a problem, or set of problems, determines the relevance of
the text.  My belated answer to the request about intro texts is that it
depends upon the problems that your colleague is interested in.  If they
don't have any interesting problems, they're not going to get much out of