Title

Review of Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics and Culture in Everyday Life

Document Type

Book Review

Program

Anthropology (Pitzer)

Publication Date

1-1990

Keywords

Cognition, Mind, Mathematics, Culture, Society

Abstract

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.

Comments

Please note that this is a review of Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics and Culture in Everyday Life by Jean Lave (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). ISBN: 9780521357340

This review was originally published in Contemporary Sociology by the American Sociological Association.

Rights Information

© 1990 American Sociological Association