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An interdisciplinary theory of activity

Author: Andy Blunden
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Studies in critical social sciences, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Andy Blunden presents an immanent critique of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, the current of psychology originating from Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934). Tracing the roots of this theory from Goethe, Hegel and Marx, the author draws out the principles with which Vygotsky developed a theory of the mind in which the individual and their social situation form a single Gestalt, transcending the problems of mind-body  Read more...
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Blunden, Andy.
Interdisciplinary theory of activity.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2010005214
(OCoLC)537308670
Named Person: L S Vygotskiĭ; L S Vygotskiĭ; Lev S Vygotskij; Lev S Vygotskij
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Blunden
ISBN: 9789004186491 9004186492 9789004184060 9004184066
OCLC Number: 667284535
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 344 pages).
Contents: Contents --
Part I: Introduction and Historical Excursus --
Chapter One: Introduction --
Chapter Two: Soviet Cultural Psychology (1924- ) --
Chapter Three: Goethe's Romantic Science --
Chapter Four: The Young Hegel and What Drove Him --
Chapter Five: The Phenomenology and "Formations of Consciousness" --
The Phenomenology --
Chapter Six:The Subject Matter of the Logic --
Chapter Seven: Being, Essence & the Notion --
Chapter Eight: Subjectivity and Culture --
Chapter Nine: Hegel's Psychology and Spirit --
Hegel's Psychology --
Chapter Ten: Marx's Critique of Hegel --
Chapter Eleven: Marx and the Foundations of Activity Theory --
Activity --
Social Formations --
Chapter Twelve: Marx's Critique of Political Economy --
Abstraction --
The Commodity Relation --
Chapter Thirteen: Conclusions from this Historical Excursus --
Part II: Lev Vygotsky --
Chapter Fourteen: Vygotsky's Critique of Behaviorism --
Vygotsky's Hegelianism --
Behaviorism --
Vygotsky's Sources and Influences --
Chapter Fifteen: Vygotsky and Luria on Romantic Science --
Luria --
Chapter Sixteen: Vygotsky on Units and Microcosms --
Unit of Analysis --
Chapter Seventeen: Vygotsky on Gestalt and Bildung --
The Higher Psychological Functions --
The Social Situation of Development --
Vygotsky on Concepts --
Chapter Eighteen: The Significance of Vygotsky's Legacy --
Part III: Activity Theory --
Chapter Nineteen: Activity --
Interdisciplinary Concept --
The General Conception of "Activity" --
Chapter Twenty: Activity as the Substance of a Science --
Gadamer on the Hermeneutic Circle --
Chapter Twenty-One: Criticisms of Vygotsky's Concept of Activity --
Vygotsky's Unit of Analysis for Consciousness --
Leontyev's Criticism of Vygotsky's Unit of Analysis --
Meshcheryakov's Work --
Vygotsky's Cultural Psychology --
Bakhtin --
Chapter Twenty-Two: Leontyev's Anatomy of Activity --
Levels of Activity --
The Standpoint of Activity Theory --
Leontyev's Methodology --
Some Outstanding Problems --
Chapter Twenty-Three: Leontyev's Activity Theory and Marx's Political Economy --
The Object of Labor under Capital --
Chapter Twenty-Four: Groups as a Model of Sociality --
Chapter Twenty-Five: Yrjö Engeström's Model --
Chapter Twenty-Six: Michael Cole and Cross-Cultural Psychology --
What is Context? --
History and Culture --
Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Results of this Immanent Critique --
Part IV: An Interdisciplinary Approach --
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Collaborative Projects --
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Ethics and Collaboration --
Social Science and Ethics --
Collaboration with Strangers --
The Ethics of Collaboration --
Chapter Thirty: Marx's Critique of Political Economy and Activity Theory --
Collaboration and Exchange --
Projects and Firms --
Chapter Thirty-One: Towards a Taxonomy of Activity --
Genre, Frame and Field --
Chapter Thirty-Two: Collaborative Projects and Identity --
Chapter Thirty-Three: Collaborative Projects and Agency --
Chapter Thirty-Four: Emancipatory Science --
Chapter Thirty-Five: Conclusion --
Cultural Psychology and Critical Theory --
Science and Survival --
Acknowledgements --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in critical social sciences, v. 22.
Responsibility: by Andy Blunden.

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