amazon research Re: [xmca] review article recommendation request

From: Tony Whitson (twhitson@UDel.Edu)
Date: Tue Oct 17 2006 - 10:35:00 PDT

The "also bought" will work with anything on amazon, but the SIPs will
work only for books that amazon has in electronic form where you can
"search inside." That's a decision made by the publisher.

Some of the books in amazon's online reader format can be purchased as
e-documents. Sometimes you can just buy it electronically, sometimes you
have to buy the paper version and then you can add inexpensive purchase of
the e-doc as a supplement.

Books available as e-docs include:
Communication: An Arena of Development (Advances in Applied Developmental
Psychology (1993), V. 19.)
This is the book with the Wertsch paper discussed here recently. It is a
very rich chapter that would merit a lot more discussion than we were able
to give it. The chapter is also extremely relevant to the current topic of
The Essential Vygotsky (Vienna Circle Collection) Robert W. Rieber
(Editor), David K. Robinson (Editor)

Speaking of amazon: Their tracking page tells me that the truck is on its
way to delivering today my copy of
Acting with Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design (Acting
with Technology) (Hardcover) by Victor Kaptelinin, Bonnie A. Nardi
This could be a book of very great interest to this list. It has just now
been published.

Also, while getting these links together, I found this:
Advanced Language Learning: The Contributions of Vygotsky And Halliday
by Heidi Byrnes
It's very expensive, but maybe David or somebody could get a pre-pub
review copy and let us know if this is a good source for the LSV-Halliday
questions that have come up here.

On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 wrote:

> good idea, thanks!
>> While not strictly fitting your request, Rogoff's "The Cultural Nature of
>> Human Development" might be useful if you have not already found it.
>> But here's a tip how to turn into a research-what
>> the-research-community-is-reading tool for your purpose. look up rogoff's
>> book (or cole's etc) on and scroll down to 'Customers who
>> bought this item also bought" and find the list of links of books, and
>> follow these links to pages descibing those books. Then iterate this
>> process on each new book until a stable ensemble of constantly appearing
>> books appear. That could your list of core reading.
>> Also mine the SIPs (Statistically Improbable Phrases) in the same way.
>> Let us know how it works -- i have not tried it yet.
>> bb
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Tony Whitson
UD School of Education

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  are obliged to read the same story everywhere"
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