Review of Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics and Culture in Everyday Life
Cognition, Mind, Mathematics, Culture, Society
Narrowly construed, Cognition in Practice is a study of the use of arithmetic outside of school. This research should be read by anyone interested in education. Jean Lave's aims are much broader, however. She is intereseted not just in one form of cognition or practice, but in the relations among cognition, practice, culture, and society generally. Her work is written for and deserves a wide audience of social scientists.
© 1990 American Sociological Association
Strauss, Claudia. "Review of Cognition in Practice, by Jean Lave." Contemporary Sociology 19.1 (1990): 150-151.