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 [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.
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There were conducted multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVA) in order to investigate the differences on the IND/COL dimensions (on the individualism and collectivism scales), considered as dependent variables, as a function of the following independent variables: cultural context (Portugal vs.
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. Furthermore, lunch is supposed to be a hot meal (often including rice and/or beans) and not merely a cold sandwich.
Between Melish and Waldstreicher, then, it is no longer tenable to argue that the cultural context of the time apologizes for the Founding Fathers' support of slavery.
Career development in cultural context: The role of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation.
Yet, the cultural context of crisis events is often neglected, despite the subtle influence of culture upon the appraisal of victims and circumstance.
Outside an African American cultural context, this stylistic orientation may be regarded as impulsive and can create considerable consternation for individuals unfamiliar with the African American cultural experience.
Therefore, he reminds readers the extent to which the legal system may be influenced by a cultural context. For Hoffer, the trials and the executions that in 1741 took place near Pot Baker's Hill (near present day City Hall Park) present an opportunity to confront the historically significant role that slavery played in early New York.
If we do not attend carefully to participants' meanings within their cultural context, we risk misunderstanding and misrepresenting them and producing inaccurate results.
Careful attention to product presentation and cultural context is necessary, as some marketing strategies could either encourage or discourage covert use, discourage use altogether or alienate male partners, which could make the discovery of covert use more perilous for women.
The Sounds of Milan provides an examination of music and its wider historical and cultural context in early modern Milan.
Recalling Fiction's Cultural Context: Early Gothic and Utopian Romance.

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