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Contextualism

An approach to urban planning that considers the city in its totality, the view that the experience of a city is greater than the sum of its parts. According to proponents, all architecture must fit into, respond to, and mediate its immediate surroundings.

contextualism

The “fitting-in” of a building with surrounding buildings so that it is in harmony with them, especially in terms of scale, form, mass, and color.
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But at the same time we need to be more attentive to the other side of the contextualist spectrum.
This Article suggests instead an approach to contract interpretation that borrows from principles of constitutional interpretation: dynamic contextualist interpretation.
An essentially contextualist position it, because of its location in tradition, cannot reach beyond the available interpretations of tradition for standards of judgment.
The first theoretical influence on our conceptual framework comes from the contextualist approach, which was first introduced by Pettigrew (1985, 1987, 1990) and has gained significant attention among IS researchers (Augustsson, Nilsson, & Holmstrom, 2010; Ngwenyama, 1998; Walsham, 1993).
For example, applying a contextualist approach to development, we know that a child with access to a computer and broadband from age two in the United States will develop in a fundamentally different manner than a child in Zambia whose first Internet access comes through a phone at age sixteen.
Externally, contextualist narrative studies have somewhat neglected the biographical information of the real author because of, among other things, disciplinary orientation and/or the long-term impact of the "intentional fallacy" argument.
33) It might be argued that because of this contextualist element, the dynamic view entails a form of relativism similar to the one that it was supposed to avoid.
Vygotsky and the contextualist approach by recognizing the dialectical
Psychiatrists consider the challenge of individuality for psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy from the perspective of contemporary contextualist theory and practice.
Cohen, Contextualist Solutions to Epistemological Problems: Scepticism,
While the treatment of Fish in the introduction sets up later stages of the analysis nicely, Fish in and of himself is a bit of an odd choice to stand in for historicist, contextualist critics and theorists more generally as he seems to have had little influence amongst them and, indeed, is not really a strong case in terms of being one himself.
course between the Scylla of contextualist theories of interpretation