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Clay Spinuzzi
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Reading :: Literature and Revolution
Literature and Revolution By Leon Trotsky (The link goes to Amazon, but you can also find this book at marxists.org , from where I copied and pasted the quotes.) I confess that I have zero interest in literature. However, Lev Vygotsky had a deep interest in...

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(Fall graduate course: Sociocultural Approaches to Technology: North American Genre Theory)
E388M: Sociocultural Approaches to Technology: North American Genre Theory Here's the description for my fall graduate course, which is part of a series of seminars I've been presenting on sociocultural approaches to technology. Previous entries in this ser...

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Reading :: Developmental Psychology in the Soviet Union
Developmental Psychology in the Soviet Union By Jaan Valsiner Before teaming up with Van der Veer to produce three influential books  on the Soviet Union's cultural-historical school of psychology, Jaan Valsiner wrote this impressive 1988 book about Soviet ...

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Reading :: Studies in Expansive Learning
Studies in Expansive Learning: Learning What Is Not Yet There By Yrjo Engestrom This 2016 book is based on Engestrom's work since 2007—as he says in the preface, all chapters except Chapter 1 are based on articles that he authored or coauthored 2007-2013. (...

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Reading :: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution By Klaus Schwab A couple of colleagues recommended this book to me in December, so I picked it up and read—really, skimmed—it a few nights ago. It's a fast read that covers ground with which you'll be familiar if you've read...

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Reading :: Vygotsky and Research
Vygotsky and Research By Harry Daniels Harry Daniels has a series of books on Vygotsky , including both monographs and collections. This one is a monograph—a succinct overview of Vygotskian theory, Vygotsky's own research, and research strands influenced by...

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Reading :: Community and Society
Community and Society By Ferdinand Tonnies Tonnies has been referenced often in the books I've read over the last decade, but perhaps most prominently in Adler and Heckscher's work , where they make full use of his distinction between Gemeinschaft (communit...

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Reading :: Institutional Ethnography
Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People By Dorothy E. Smith Dorothy Smith has been cited in a strain of work in professional communication studies dealing with ethnographic research. (I think the first reference I saw to her work was in one of Dor...

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Reading :: Russian Psychology
Russian Psychology: A Critical History By David Joravsky In my recent readings on Soviet psychology, I kept seeing references to this 1989 book by historian David Joravsky, so I finally picked it up. It's 474 pages, not including footnotes. Fortunately, Jor...

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Reading :: Undiscovered Vygotsky
Undiscovered Vygotsky: Etudes on the pre-history of cultural-historical psychology By Nikolai Veresov This 1999 book approaches Vygotsky, founder of the cultural-historical school of Soviet psychology, from a historical and developmental perspective. That i...
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