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context

 [kon´tekst]
the setting, in time or space, surrounding the occurrence of a given event.
cultural context the environment or situation that is relevant to the beliefs, values, and practices of the culture under study.

context

Etymology: L, contextus, to weave together
(in communications theory) the setting, meaning, and language of a message. If a message is interpreted without strict regard for these limits, it is taken out of context.
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By presenting Brazilians with the idea of lunch taking place in schools, the American educational system impacts an important common practice in their cultural context.
We use the term metacognition here to refer to counselors' active incorporation of their own cultural frameworks, values, and worldview into the counseling process as an interaction rather than considering that counselors' cultural context should only inform specific steps or strategies of career interventions.
That is, behavior considered appropriate in one cultural context may not be acceptable in other settings.
We want to understand cultural contexts of schools to create schools that embody justice and reduce prejudice and inequality.
Depending on the cultural context, marketing products as a way to "enhance pleasure" or to maintain a "clean and healthy vagina" could make it easier for women to use microbicides.
Today the Institute for Black Catholic Studies of Xavier University in New Orleans and the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago provide graduate theological degrees for black Catholic ministers, bring Catholic theology to bear on the specific questions arising from the context of the black Catholic community, and help develop mission strategies specifically for the black cultural context.
The study in part 3, dealing with the cultural context, considers the worlds of communication and scientific research.
Previous historians had typically failed to consider the tablet's cultural context and relied on later mathematical developments to infer its purpose.
The specificity of the Spirit's speaking means that the conversation with culture and cultural context is crucial to the hermeneutical task.
The brightly-colored booklet provides translations and puts the songs in cultural context.
Typically, qualitative methods are used when understanding the cultural context from which people derive meaning is an important element of a study.
The importance of textile in the cultural context is discussed by Doumani and underscored by weddings, feasts and other holidays which became the very occasions not only for commercial transactions, but also for social and political construction of an identity.

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