Contemporary social problems typically involve many complex, interrelated dimensions--psychological, cultural, and institutional, among others. But today, the social sciences have fragmented into isolated disciplines lacking a common language, and analyses of social problems have polarized into approaches that focus on an individual's mental functioning over social settings, or vice versa. In Mind as Action , James V. Wertsch argues that current approaches to social issues have been blinded by the narrow confines of ...

Mind as Action 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195117530