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ERIC Number: EJ828020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Modernity, the Individual, and the Foundations of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
Blunden, Andy
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v14 n4 p253-265 Oct 2007
It is argued that the problem of individual agency in relation to social institutions can be resolved within Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) by the use of the "subject" as a unit of analysis. Such an approach implies a reaffirmation of the fundamental tenets of CHAT but also a critique of the concepts of society and culture, which are appropriated by psychology. A successful critique of objectivist conceptions of society and culture requires an appropriate framing of the concept of subject.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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