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[Xmca-l] Re: PDF Document Sociocultural and Feminist Theory_ Mutuality and Relevance.pdf
Hear hear, Phillip!
i read this conclusion as a call for those scholars studying mind, culture
and activity to actively collaborate with critical theorists, critical race
theorist, queer theorists, so that, as Helena Worthem is advocating, our
work can be closer to the bone of contemporary events.
The editors of MCA, I think it is safe to say, will welcome first class
articles that do exactly this.
On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 3:01 PM, White, Phillip <Phillip.White@ucdenver.edu>
> greetings, everyone. i can only image that the participants of xmca have
> been waiting with baited breath to hear the results of my gefilte fish for
> last friday's seder - and i can only repeat, so that you know that i'm not
> fishing for compliments, that the gentleman in his late seventies who was
> seated next to me (my son's mother-in-law's cousin's husband) said, "This
> gefilte fish is better than my Kiev born grandmother, and she was a great
> however, to join in the swim or current postings, Vera's conclusion is
> quite to the point, so that i'm pasting it in here:
> "In the beginning of this chapter, I suggested that traditional
> psychological and economic
> models of human agents as lone, competitive actors are losing influence.
> Increasingly, interdependence between persons is recognized as central to
> individual and societal functioning. Both cultural-historical and feminist
> theorists place the social sources of development, or "self-in-re1ation" as
> central within their framework. There are shared themes and
> complementarity, as well as different emphases across these two groups of
> theorists. Feminists' concerns with developmental and relational dynamics
> are not explicitly shared by scholars studying mind, culture and activity.
> However, in looking for areas of mutuality , we broaden our ways of
> knowing, and, in the process, may construct a new synthesis between thought
> and motive, and cognition and emotion."
> i read this conclusion as a call for those scholars studying mind, culture
> and activity to actively collaborate with critical theorists, critical race
> theorist, queer theorists, so that, as Helena Worthem is advocating, our
> work can be closer to the bone of contemporary events.
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch