Compartmentalise

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To separate into isolated compartments/categories—e.g., when 2 or more sets of facts are known and normally result in a particular insight, the insight does not occur when the facts remain in distinct compartments
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My thoughts were, "I am a professional aviator, and we compartmentalize. I have a job to do.
Finally, Steinmetz describes and analyses five groups (or, more properly, since individuals move among groups, five "Ideal Types"): AIM (the American Indian Movement -- a militant group active on Pine Ridge for many years); Ecumenists I (a name invented by Steinmetz for people who compartmentalize their Christian and Traditional beliefs and practices); Ecumenists II (who hold that Christianity fulfills traditional Lakota religion); Cross Fire Native American Church (explicitly Christian in i ts forms of worship); Half Moon Native American Church (not explicitly Christian); and The Body of Christ (a fundamentalist group).
Relatedly, Shafer's rather melodramatic reference to Wilson's triumph over obstacles in his early life in Pittsburgh serves to compartmentalize him and reduce him to cliche.
This "ideal" tended to compartmentalize dancers into rigid categories--short dancers, for example, were condemned to a professional life of dancing character roles.
Although the broadly conceptual articles by Dirk Hoerder, Klaus Bade, and Kamphoefner all stress the causal links between emigration and internal migration, it is clear that research agendas and institutional funding still tend to compartmentalize these demographic twins.
Newly-built, "green," backyard additions, and "born-again" buildings are showcased which meet the diverse needs of artists, retailers, farmers, restauranteurs, and others don't want to compartmentalize work and homelife.
But any attempt to consider how particular movements interacted, overlapped and influenced each other, or the critical effect of migration (for instance the importance of the European emigre contribution to art and architecture in America since the Second World War) is simply not entertained, because of the curatorial urge to obsessively compartmentalize and liberate art from the supposedly moribund corset of chronology.