Jean Lave is professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, affiliated with the Departments of Anthropology, Geography, and Education. She is the author or editor of many books, including Cognition in Practice: Mind, Mathematics, and Culture in Everyday Life.
"This is a fascinating and brilliant book that chronicles Lave's career-long effort to escape the dualistic logics that constrain social analysis and to come to terms with what it means to recognize that context is everything. As Lave compels and challenges us to rethink and redo pretty much everything we have been doing as social analysts so far, we find that we have to dispense with more than a few of our tried and true concepts." (Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine)"