Activity Theory: A Critical Overview (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) (Paperback)

Andy Blunden completes his immanent critique of Activity Theory, begun in 2010 with An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity.

A summary of the ontological foundations of Activity Theory introduces a critical review of the work of activity theorists across the world with a focus of applications in medical and educational contexts, and concludes with a review of the ethics of collaboration. Blunden expands the domain of Activity Theory to address the pressing problems facing humanity today and activities lacking in clear objects, collaboration in voluntary projects and social movements, the life projects of individuals and emerging practices. Blunden brings an understanding of Marxist and Hegelian philosophy to bear on the application of Activity Theory to problems of social change.

Andy Blunden is an independent scholar in Melbourne, Australia, who has written on Activity Theory, collaboration and collective decision making, social movements and Hegelian philosophy. Andy is Secretary of the Marxists Internet Archive, and former editor of Mind, Culture & Activity.
Product Details ISBN: 9798888902400
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences