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[Xmca-l] Vygotsky and Marx: more summer reading



Dear colleagues,

Before heading off to Quebec City, Canada for ISCAR 2017, you may want to
wrap up your summer reading on Vygotsky with Carl Ratner and Daniele Nunes'
latest book: *Vygotsky and Marx*.

https://www.routledge.com/Vygotsky-and-Marx-Toward-a-Marxist-Psychology/Ratner-Silva/p/book/9781138244818

​If you enjoyed the article about Hegel that Andy shared earlier this
summer, you'll be dazzled by his chapter in this book on The Germ Cell in
Marx and Vygotsky. It's delightful and insightful!

Jim Lantolf also presents some intriguing new ideas in his chapter on
Materialist Dialectics in Vygotsky’s Methodological Framework. It's must
reading for those interested in second language education research.

But ​Carl Ratner's in-depth analysis of the role of cultural psychology in
CHAT and in Marx (and his attempt at a synthesis) will no doubt steal your
attention because he discusses the work of several prominent members on
this listserv. In my opinion, Carl made a concerted attempt to avoid
polemics and to offer constructive comments. I'm curious to know how others
will react.

Oh . . . I, too, wrote a chapter that draws parallels between Vygotsky's
and Marx's theory around the issues of use value and exchange value, and
commodities and word meanings -- topics that have come up earlier this
summer (when I was too distracted by work to participate).

Looking forward to meeting many of you face-to-face at ISCAR!

Cheers, and best wishes to all,
Peter


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