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[Xmca-l] Re: Margaret Archer

I have her "Structure, Agency and the Internal Conversation" which makes on think of Vygotsky. But I think I'll order the one Paul recommends too: " Culture and agency: the place of culture in social theory"
Another question: does she have a specific approach to historical research?
*Andy Blunden*

mike cole wrote:
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 <mailto: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
    The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
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    <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Andy
    Blunden <ablunden@mira.net <mailto: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
<mailto: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 Blunden*

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.