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Université de Neuchâtel

Using Resources: Conceptualizing the Mediation and Reflective Use of Tools and Signs

Gillespie, Alex ; Zittoun, Tania

In: Culture & Psychology, 2010, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 37-62

The idea that culture comprises resources that are used has become a popular means to re-conceptualize the culture—agency antinomy. However, the theorization of using resources is fragmented. The present article reviews several attempts to theorize resources, arguing that there has been too much focus upon the resources themselves, while the notion of use has been neglected. Focusing upon mode...