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



Great idea, Andy, so just let me know if you'd like to write the review,
 Alfredo -- Beth

On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:07 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
>
>
> ------------------------------
> 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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-- 
Beth Ferholt
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Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
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