Emotion at Work : A Contribution to Third-Generation Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

  title={Emotion at Work : A Contribution to Third-Generation Cultural-Historical Activity Theory},
  author={Wolff-Michael Roth},
Second-generation cultural-historical activity theory, which drew its inspiration from Leont’ev’s work, constituted an advance over Vygotsky’s first-generation theory by explicitly articulating the dialectical relation between individual and collective. As part of an effort to develop thirdgeneration-historical activity theory, I propose in this article a way in which emotion, motivation, and identity can be incorporated into the theory. I provide case materials from a 5-year ethnographic… CONTINUE READING
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