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Groups As A Model Of Sociality

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Lektorsky is right in his claim that the subject begins not as an individual organism, but rather as a "subject of collective activity," but to appeal to "a group, a community, a team" to exemplify what is meant by "collective activity or practice" is misguided. Activity is not social and collective because people belong to groups or teams. The concept of group membership is also a particularly poor representation of sociality in modern society. Membership of a team or committee is one relatively marginal part of social life. The dogmatic identification of the objective meaning of all activity with the interests of an abstractly-conceived 'society', blocks the way to the solution of these problem, and therefore makes the formation of a coherent theory of activity impossible.

Keywords: activity theory; Lektorsky; social life



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