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[Xmca-l] Re: Margaret Archer

Sounds interesting, thanks for pointing to Archer's work.

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:45 PM, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <
pmocombe@mocombeian.com> wrote:

> I have andy...her work is a critique of anthony giddens' structurationists
> praxis theory.  Giddens attempts to resolve the structure agency
> problematic through his notion of duality.  Giddens argues that
> consciousness and social structure is a duality, the internalization of a
> social structure as recursively organized and reproduced as a social
> actor's practical consciousness.  Margaret archer takes Giddens ' s
> structure-agency issue in another direction by demonstrating the linkage
> between agency and culture as proposed by activity theorists.  So for
> archer, structure, culture, and agency can be distinguished for analytic
> purposes, although they are intertwined in social life.
> See her work (1988),
> Culture and agency: the place of culture in social theory
> Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
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> The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
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> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Andy Blunden <
> ablunden@mira.net> </div><div>Date:02/11/2015  10:12 PM  (GMT-05:00)
> </div><div>To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> </div><div>Subject: [Xmca-l]  Margaret Archer </div><div>
> </div>Is there anyone on line who has read Margaret Archer and can give me
> an
> opinion on how her ideas fit with Vygotsky and Activity Theory and how
> her social theory stacks up?
> Andy
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