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[Xmca-l] Play and performance Article for discussion



Dear all,


Issue 3 of Mind, Culture and Activity has been out for a while now and it is time to have one of the articles discussed here at xmca. We have selected one that deals with a topic that interests me a lot and I am confident will be interesting to many: the role of play and performance in personal development and social change.


Carrie's paper starts with a beautiful vignette from a workshop bringing youth from poor communities together with business people to jointly play and perform. The next section ?abruptly brings us back to Vygotsky's writings about play, ?and these then serve as the backdrop to a revisit to the opening workshop. The analyses and the discussion invite us to understand development "not as a set of stages that a people pass through on their way to adulthood, but as the collective creation of stages (environments) where people can perform who they are becoming."


Carrie has been kind enough to accept joining us in the discussion, and she will introduce her article much better in a few days, while we all get the time to read and bring up any questions or comments we might have. I am sending this early, though, ?to give people a few days in advance to be able to start looking at the article, which I hope will catch the interest of many. Good read! And good weekend,


Alfredo

Attachment: Lobman 2017 Performing on a Wider Stage Developing Inner City Youth Through Play and Performance.pdf
Description: Lobman 2017 Performing on a Wider Stage Developing Inner City Youth Through Play and Performance.pdf