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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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If a judge focuses on the work as something that exists in perpetual dialogue with its audience, thus embracing a reader-response theory, or a contextualist approach, a work's contours will seem less defined.
This is taken as evidence that the arguments by the contextualists generalize too much.
Obviously, prediction remains a problem from within the contextualist framework but, once again, it loses much of its force.
This essay describes one writing center's efforts to enact Johanek's contextualist research paradigm--one that looks to the unique context of a writing center to determine methodologies and desired outcomes.
note, under a contextualist interpretation, a party on the losing end of a deal is motivated to argue that the parties meant something other than what the contract states on its face.
text-based, contextualist, or other interpretive lenses, and indeed they
Even contextualist interpretation is somewhat unfriendly to incomplete contracts.
Ralph told NCR in a telephone interview April 17 that the presentation aimed at answering two questions: "If we're faithful to the Catholic church, which teaches us to be nourished and ruled by Scripture, and to interpret Scripture as contextualists, can we continue to use Scripture in the way it has been used in regard to some contemporary issues?
Training counselors to utilize contextualist theory with this population may improve future practice.
Paradoxically, however, Harris's is the only essay that seems to take the contextualist approach--the remainder of the essays in the collection remain closely tied to a national setting, with the exception of Owen Stanwood's piece on the reactions to the Revolution in Barbados, New York, and New England.
In the following sections we consider four existing approaches to narrowing the gap between designers' perceptions and users' experience: the cognitive approach, the local setting approach, the contextualist approach, and the user agency approach.
It has considerable relevance in the context of globalization and digitalization debates, for mediatization, unlike techno-deterministic accounts, allows technological change and social penetration of the media to be considered in a contextualist, constructivist, historicist manner.