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bricolage

the process of transforming the meaning of objects or symbols through novel uses or unconventional arrangements of unrelated things. The term is used in CULTURAL STUDIES; see FASHION.

Bricolage is a French term and was introduced, in a somewhat different context, by Claude LÉVI-STRAUSS in The Savage Mind, and subsequently used by his translators who could find no suitable English equivalent. He used it to refer to the (bricoleur's) practice of creating things out of whatever materials come to hand – the structure and the outcome being more important than the constituent parts which themselves are changed through the act of creation.

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Finally, a strong presence of Bricoleur Entrepreneurs is observed, who prioritize attributes of improvisation, sense of opportunity and adaptability.
Son la mezcla como metodo, la parte bricoleur y la entropia abordada por Smithson los que conjugan un reciclaje de fragmentos de un mundo aparentemente agotado a otras formas posibles de cosmovision.
12) This incipiently feminist process has a history going back to the eighteenth century, as David Porter attests, which cast women as "the aesthetic bricoleurs of the new commercial society," who worked with fragments, abstracting meaning from objects that were in danger of becoming mere detritus in the new world of their habitation (p.
Papson's argument is that while our idealised notion of ourselves may be as scholar or as intellectual, our research practices are increasingly those of the bricoleur.
15l, "In his research on hypograms, Ferdinand de Saussure allows himself to this 'redistribution' of 'prefabricates' that Claude Levi-Strauss analyzed under the DIY name: 'Look at the bricoleur at work: absorbed by the final project, his first practical activity is, yet, retrospective: he must continually return to the already constructed ensemble, made from tools and materials; to make and remake the inventory; ultimately--especially to keep this continual dialogue with the ensemble in order to inventorize before choosing from among the possible answers that the ensemble can provide to the question raised at a given moment.
En contraste, un bricoleur pervierte este trayecto predeterminado al reutilizar y adaptar de un modo diferente el caudal de conceptos originalmente adscriptos a diversos sistemas de teoria para ponerlo al servicio de sus propias necesidades, sobre la marcha y trabajando de forma heteroclita.
Instead, Kincheloe attests, a vigilant bricoleur recognizes the limitations of a single methodology and the inherent interconnectedness of social, cultural, psychological, and pedagogical inquiry.
17) noted that a bricoleur is capable of carrying out a variety of tasks; however, "he does not subordinate each of them to the availability of raw materials and tools conceived and procured for the purpose of the project.
In keeping with the bricoleur sprit of realism, this articulation draws upon the distinct and, at times, contradictory ideas of two realist philosophers, Graham Harman and Manuel DeLanda.
definimos esse tipo de profissional como um bricoleur, ja que sua missao e compor mensagens, preferencialmente de impacto, valendo-se dos mais diversos recursos que possam servir ao proposito de persuadir o publico-alvo.