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Disputes over the unit of analysis have marked the development of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) since the revival of Vygotskys work in the 1960s. This work has demonstrated the essential unity of the diverse currents of thinking and practice which have evolved out of Vygotskys original work. CHAT is already an emancipatory science. It is committed to the ethos of self-emancipation. By including the concept of collaborative project in its theoretical tool-kit and devoting some resources to the study of collaborative projects, CHAT can take further steps towards clarifying and strengthening the ethical basis of the human sciences.

Keywords: Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT); Cultural Psychology; Vygotsky



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