Commentary: Activity Theory is a Dead End for Methodological Thinking in Cultural Psychology Too

@article{Toomela2008CommentaryAT,
  title={Commentary: Activity Theory is a Dead End for Methodological Thinking in Cultural Psychology Too},
  author={Aaro Toomela},
  journal={Culture \& Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={289 - 303}
}
  • A. Toomela
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Psychology
  • Culture & Psychology
Reworking cultural psychology's methodology is of utmost importance if the discipline is to progress. This paper explores discussion of micro- and macro-cultural formal and informal methodologies of cultural psychology by Carl Ratner. It is concluded that the activity-theoretical approach to research methodology, applied in the target article, is fundamentally limited and cannot suggest appropriate methodologies that would lead to progress in cultural psychology. Instead, it is suggested that… 
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