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[Xmca-l] Re: "cultivating Minds

Amazing "coincidence" Larry--- I just wrote to Urs who I have not
corresponded with for years as a result of going through his book on
cultivating minds. It has a chapter on behavior
settings as media for promoting children's development that has me
re-thinking a number of issues. Among other things, there is a very
interesting discussion of Roger Barker's research program. Very worth while

I could not open that file you sent, but I found the link to the journal
article. Its here:


There are a number of other interesting/relevant articles there. "The sound
of the violin" is a favorite.

Thanks for reminding us of Simmel.
Today, March 1, was his birthday!

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike,
> I continued to explore Urs Furher's book that you mentioned on Simmel that
> would be potentially beneficial to follow. In my explorations I came across
> this article on the metaphor of "traces" or "footprints" in the XMCA
> archives. It was written in 1993 and is an interesting perspective on the
> metaphor of cultivation AS FOOTPRINTS.  It is the third article in the
> newsletter.
> Urs is pointing to the reciprocal processes of "internalizing" and
> "externalizing" the inner "affective sense" of "place" through attachment
> to "home" and "vehicle" as concrete ways to form one's identity through
> attachment/security needs and  autonomy needs.
> Larry

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