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Summary

Michael Cole (University of California, San Diego) and Martin Packer (University of Andes, Bogota) posted a draft of their contribution to volume 6 of Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology on academia.com. The title of their essay is “A Bio-Cultural Historical Approach to the Study of Development”. Cole and Packer point to an emerging consensus among cultural-developmental scientists.
This work summarizes, comments on, and re-articulates Cole and Packer’s unfolding ideas. The category-based nested form serves as a template for re-displaying their points in a semiotic framework. The results are a bit strange, but that should not deter anyone, because the ‘the topic of culture and human ontogeny’ informs us about who we are.

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