Voices of the Mind: Sociocultural Approach to Mediated Action
In "Voices of the Mind," James Wertsch outlines an approach to mental functioning that stresses its inherent cultural, historical, and institutional context. A critical aspect of this approach is the cultural tools or "mediational means" that shape both social and individual processes. In considering how these mediational means--in particular, language--emerge in social hi...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published March 15th 1993 by Harvard University Press
(first published April 1st 1991)
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Well, not a fan. I still have no background in psychology and Wetsch is speaking to his profession, not necessarily mine, despite being an educational psychologist. I also agree with concerns that Wetsch doesn't address multicultural issues at all. In any case, I felt that very of it was relevant to me as a prospective scholar of children's literature.
okay, i read this book in 3 days (of course having a deadline to read it for class made me do it quicker than i normally would) it was...okay..I think i have to reread parts because they were a little over my head and i didn't understand some comments.