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[Xmca-l] Re: Vygotsky,Marx, & summer reading



What are the five, Andy?

Martin

> On Aug 18, 2017, at 9:07 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> 
> Amazon have it for $38.21: https://www.amazon.com/Vygotsky-Marx-Toward-Marxist-Psychology/dp/1138244813 which is not too bad.
> 
> My chapter is available at https://www.academia.edu/11387923/ but so far as I can see other authors have not posted theirs on academia.edu - maybe elsewhere?
> 
> Thank you, Alfredo, for highlighting how I have pointed to 5 different domains in which Vygotsky demonstrated the "method of analysis by units." To me, it seems useless to identify a writer's methodological innovations unless you can transport that methodology to a different context, and pointing to five applications by Vygotsky himself seemed a good way of showing how portable the method is. More recently, I used this method in an approach to political science, taking a group of people in the room trying to decide on what they are going to do together as a unit of analysis. Personally, I think this method has proved very fruitful and original. How lucky we are to be inheritors of Vygotsky's brilliant insights, still generally so unknown to the general scientific audience. What a gift LSV has given us!
> 
> But legacies are always problematic. Alfredo, I think you would be a very good candidate to review this book. Beth?
> 
> Andy
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> Andy Blunden
> http://home.mira.net/~andy
> http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making 
> On 18/08/2017 10:16 PM, mike cole wrote:
>> Peter, Alfredo Et al -
>> 
>> It seems that the readers of MCA would appreciate a good overview review of
>> the LSV and Marx book, but so far as I know, no one has proposed the idea
>> to Beth, the book review editor. (You seem to have a jump on the task,
>> Alfredo!).
>> 
>> Also, given the cost of the book, it would be nice if authors could follow
>> Andy's lead and make a draft available. Andy's article on units of analysis
>> is on Academia, a click away. That way the many readers of XMCA around the
>> world would not be excluded from the discussion.
>> 
>> Mike
>> Happy travels summer readers.  :-)
>> 
>> 
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