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Listening To Culture

Listening To Culture
Constructing Reality From Everyday Talk

First Edition

April 2004 | 235 pages | SAGE India
Listening to Culture explores the rich world of everyday talk—in families, with children, between friends, at the work place—and shows the significance of this social activity in the understanding of culture.


Jaan Valsiner

Approaching Cultural Realities

Cultural Terrains and Language Activity: Interactively Constructed Domains

Children and Cultural Continuity: Family, Childhood and Socialism

Investigating Reality: Methodological Predicaments

The Cultural Setting: Dominant Themes of Childhood in India

Taxonomy of Personhood in Conversations

Domains of Heightened Activity

Principles of Cultural Activity

Concluding Remarks