Critical Perspectives on Activity: Explorations Across Education, Work, and Everyday Life by Peter SawchukCritical Perspectives on Activity: Explorations Across Education, Work, and Everyday Life by Peter Sawchuk

Critical Perspectives on Activity: Explorations Across Education, Work, and Everyday Life

EditorPeter Sawchuk, Newton Duarte, Mohamed Elhammoumi

Hardcover | January 16, 2006

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The last two decades have seen an international explosion of interest in theories of mind, culture, and activity. This book includes a diverse array of theoretical perspectives from international scholars in the fields of education, psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, communications, industrial relations, and business studies. Broken into three main sections (education, work, and everyday life) each chapter emerges from an analysis of practice and learning as social cultural participation and historical change in relation to the concept of activity, contradiction, and struggle.
Mohamed Elhammoumi is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Saudi Arabia. He has published numerous papers on child development, cultural psychology, and the role of culture and family structures on the development of mental abilities, proport...
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Title:Critical Perspectives on Activity: Explorations Across Education, Work, and Everyday LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521849993

ISBN - 13:9780521849999

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Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Introduction: exploring activity across education, work, and everyday life Peter H. Sawchuk, Newton Duarte and Mohamed Elhammoumi; Part II. Critical Perspectives on Theory: 2. Is there a Marxist psychology? Mohamed Elhammoumi; 3. The cultural-historical activity theory: some aspects of development Joachim Lompscher; 4. Epistemological scepticism, complacent irony: investigations concerning the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty Maria Celia Marcondes de Moraes; Part II. Education: 5. The importance of play in pre-school education: naturalisation versus Marxist analysis Alessandra Arce; 6. Estranged labor learning Ray McDermott and Jean Lave; 7. Our working conditions are our students' learning conditions: a CHAT analysis of college teachers Helena Worthen and Joe Berry; Part III. Work: 8. Contradictory class relations in work and learning: some resources for hope D. W. Livingstone; 9. From labor process to activity theory Paul S. Adler; 10. Values, rubbish and workplace learning Yrjö Engeström; Part IV. Everyday Life: 11. Education as mediation between the individual's everyday life and the historical construction of society and culture by humankind Newton Duarte; 12. Activity and power: everyday life and development of working-class groups Peter H. Sawchuk.