Re: [xmca] Questions for ISCAR

From: Armando Perez (
Date: Thu Sep 15 2005 - 11:32:06 PDT

When I analyzed the concept of leading activity in the
pass, I always feel that this concpet it has to be
treated in a double link: as a social leading activiy
and as a personal leading activity. Always when a read
Leontiev the concepts of Activity, action and
operation may me feel a lost of the subject as
subject. Taking as example the problem of
intervention, the central point is "Who is the subject
of the intervention" Thah´s why in my Reserch Center
we are trying to abandon the concept of
"intervention". We are moving to the methaphor of
"gestation", to gestate. It is something taht is
this concept could explain the unity of feeling and
thinking and actioning, taking into account each
subject in it singularity and all of the people
around the activity system, conforming a collective
leading activity system? Maybe we could speak about
the integrration of each "singular leading activity"
into a collective leading activity system????
I dont know, but I refuse to lost the subject as
singular subject and the subject as social subject.

--- Mike Cole <> wrote:

> Here are the questions we have so far plus one from
> me.
> 1. Leading activities: transitions from one to
> another; what categories or
> methods prove useful for some leading activities but
> less so for others; how
> to tell if an analysis works differ depending on the
> leading activity being
> studied? What happens to contemporaneous
> "non-leading" activities?
> 2. How should we understand the relation between
> monism, marx, & Spinoza?
> 3. How can language (Discourse mode?) be a tool for
> developing critical
> thinking among urban poor school participants?
> 4. some question about work activity (I am
> guessing, Helena), or maybe,
> what happened to your exciting symposium idea!
> 5. My question is about intervention studies. What
> do we know about the
> influence of relative power between interveners and
> those
> who are being "helped" on what transpires? This
> could be reformulated to as
> "who is the agent in intervention studies and who
> profits from them?"
> Who goes next? The world map is telling us that
> plenty of us have plenty
> of questions! And those of us going to Sevilla have
> several
> days to seek answers and report back about what we
> did or did not find.
> mike
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