Re: [xmca] From Kevin's paper to internal tension and conflict in activity systems

From: deborah downing-wilson (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 09:03:13 PDT

"Peter Smagorinsky has a good article on a student becoming a teacher, which
uses chat, ..."

Would someone please send me the full reference on that article?

many thanks,


On 7/25/06, bb <> wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> In reply to your question, here is something both short and long. On my
> hard drive I've found an article by Engestrom that seems to go in the right
> direction -- I actually dislike doing this because its really not a very
> cohesive and personal response to you, but on the other hand the article
> seems highly relevant and, having upgraded my workstation OS to fedora core
> 5, getting it to talk correctly to an exchange server is taking up unplanned
> time.
> Yrjo's work on tensions in multiple systems of activity is in his Learning
> by Expanding, located somewhere on the MCA/lchc web site. Several years ago
> I did a study which used his approach of historical analysis of multiple
> systems, recognizing tensions in and between them to look at the
> simaltaneous development of a person and her contexts. Peter Smagorinsky
> has a good article on a student becoming a teacher, which uses chat, but
> not, as I recall, with multiple systems. Peter's or Yrjo's article might
> be a good place to extend discussion of the issues I think you raise in your
> paper, although neither has the same focus on language that your paper
> has. But then Gordon Wells has a couple articles on activity systems and
> language, which might bridge the gap.
> bb
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