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Peter H. Sawchuk

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This paper addresses adult social movement learning (SML) dynamics. Drawing on a specific dialectical materialist variation of a socio-cultural learning theory called Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) I explore findings from a large-scale research project in Toronto (Canada) called the Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning (APCOL). I offer some preliminary evidence for the importance of something referred to as “object-work/skill” for discerning differences in anti-poverty activist learning lives.

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Understanding a Dialectical Materialist CHAT Perspective on Social Movement Learning

This paper addresses adult social movement learning (SML) dynamics. Drawing on a specific dialectical materialist variation of a socio-cultural learning theory called Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) I explore findings from a large-scale research project in Toronto (Canada) called the Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning (APCOL). I offer some preliminary evidence for the importance of something referred to as “object-work/skill” for discerning differences in anti-poverty activist learning lives.