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im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kāt, im'bri-kā-tĕd),
Overlapping; usually refers to a surgical repair in which one edge is sutured over the other (rather than edge to edge), or in which a flat structure (for example, fascia) is repaired with parallel suture lines, corset-like, to tighten it.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

imbricate

[im′brikāt]
Etymology: L, imbrex, roofing tile
to build a surface with overlapping layers of material. Surgeons may imbricate with layers of tissue when closing a wound or other opening in a body part. imbrication, n.

im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kăt, -kā'tĕd)
Overlapping, like shingles.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

imbricate

(of plant parts) overlapping at their edges like roof tiles, when in bud.
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Through the imbrication perspective, he squarely addresses the debate among communication, sociology, technology, and Internet researchers, landing in opposition to social constructivists by stating that technology has material agency but is devoid of intention (Latour, 1987; Pinch & Bijker, 1984; Poole & DeSanctis, 1990).
Second, the imbrication perspective shares roots with bricolage (Levi-Strauss, 1966), or the layering of ideas or materials from a variety of places to create a new identity or artifact.
How would it be possible for us to recover our commonality, not the ambiguous imperial-humanist myth of our shared human attributes which are supposed to distinguish us from animals, but, more significantly, the imbrication of our various pasts and presents the ineluctable relationships of shared and contested meanings, values, material resources" (Yale Journal of Criticism 2 [l989]: 13).
A minor criticism is that the scope and transnational imbrications suggested by the sub-title (the importance of which, for post-colonial studies, is discussed in the Introduction), belies the focal point and substance of the work.
These variations in style move between encrypted ciphers and meticulous historical research, as when Parker offers a superb analysis of the imbrications of computer technology and oil drilling in Nigeria through the lens of neoliberal economic deregulation.
La question est de savoir comment rendre compte des imbrications du social et des subtilites des relations ou des separations, mais aussi comment renouveler les questionnements et les problematiques de la proximite.
Les prises de position sur la pluralite des echelles d'action et sur la dialectique micro-macro ne sont pas sans rappeler les travaux americams et britanniques (souvent issus de la science politique) sur le << rescaling >> ou] les auteurs cherchent 5- faire valoir les imbrications croissantes des diverses echelles spatiales (locales, regionale, nationales, supranationales) et la complexification des relations entre elles.
19), and to show how different imbrications of class and gender produce 'contestatory alternative narratives of female subjects' (p.
Pris dans leur ensemble, les textes reunis donnent a voir les multiples imbrications des diverses spheres de la vie humaine au point oo les conceptions du travail en tant que sphere singuliere et isolable deviennent en quelque sorte des objets a deconstruire.