RE: [xmca] Once Again, Learning and Development!

From: Worthen, Helena Harlow <hworthen who-is-at>
Date: Sun Jan 20 2008 - 08:26:58 PST

Andy et al:

What does Marx mean by "production"? What is included? Can you give some examples of social formations and then examples of "production" that are specific, of not unique, to each formation?

I'm reading John Berger, especially "The Production of the World," his essay about Van Gogh, but Berger uses the phrase "production of the world" in other essays, too.


From: [] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden []
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 8:02 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: Re: [xmca] Once Again, Learning and Development!

There is in every social formation a particular branch of production which
determines the position and importance of all the others, and the relations
obtaining in this branch accordingly determine the relations of all other
branches as well. It is as though light of a particular hue were cast upon
everything, tingeing all other colours and modifying their specific features.

Marx, <../../1859/critique-pol-economy/appx1.htm#p211>Preface to the
Critique of Political Economy (1859)

At 08:16 AM 19/01/2008 -0800, you wrote:
>... Actually, I'm not sure if this way of understanding what Vygotsky
>meant by central functions and peripheral functions is right at all. It's
>okay for learning, but it does seem too microgenetic to describe
>development, doesn't it? Perhaps the BEST thing to do is to take this back
>to XMCA and see what others think!
> David Kellogg
> Seoul National University of Education

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