Working Bibliography & Resources: Activity Theory

Engestrom (1999): Expansive visibilization of work. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 8, 63-93.

Engeström, Yrjö, Ritva Engeström, and Tarja Vähääho. “When the Center Does Not Hold: The Importance of Knotwork- ing.” Activity Theory and Social Practice: Cultural-Historical Approaches. Ed. Seth Chaiklin, Mariane Hedegaard, and Jaal Uffe. Aarhus: Aarhus UP, 1999. 345–74. Print.

Fraiberg, S. (2010). Composition 2.0: Toward a Multilingual and Multimodal Framework. College Composition and Communication, 62.1. pp. 100-126.

Kaptelinin, V., Kuutti, K, & Bannon, L. “Activity Theory: Basic Concepts and Applications.”

Russel, D. (1997). Rethinking genre in school and society. Written Communication, 14.4: pp. 504-554.

Bracewell & Witte. (2003). Tasks, ensembles, and activity. Written Communication, 20.4: pp. 511-559.

Spinuzzi, C. (2015). Toward a typology of activities. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 29.1: pp. 3-35.

Spinuzzi, C. (2008). Network: Theorizing Knowledge Work in Telecommunications. Cambridge UP. Print.



Activity Theory Worksheets from Clay Spinuzzi

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