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Keyword by title : "Constructing Frames Of Reference"


• Author :_Lewis R. Binford
• Pages :_584 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0520303407
• ISBN-13 :_9780520303409

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• Description : Many consider Lewis Binford to be the single most influential figure in archaeology in the last half-century. His contributions to the "New Archaeology" changed the course of the field, as he argued for the development of a scientifically rigorous framework to guide the excavation and interpretation of the archaeological record. This book, the culmination of Binford's intellectual legacy thus far, presents a detailed description of his methodology and its significance for understanding hunter-gatherer cultures on a global basis. This landmark publication will be an important step in understanding the great process of cultural evolution and will change the way archaeology proceeds as a scientific enterprise. This work provides a major synthesis of an enormous body of cultural and environmental information and offers many original insights into the past. Binford helped pioneer what is now called "ethnoarchaeology"—the study of living societies to help explain cultural patterns in the archaeological record—and this book is grounded on a detailed analysis of ethnographic data from about 340 historically known hunter-gatherer populations. The methodological framework based on this data will reshape the paradigms through which we understand human culture for years to come. [...] by Publisher : 'University of California Press'



• Author :_Lewis R. Binford
• Pages :_260 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0520233395
• ISBN-13 :_9780520233393

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• Description : An overview of the famous archaeologist, Lewis Binford's theories. The chapters were originally presented as public lectures and the book was used for years in undergraduate archaeology and anthropology courses. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of California Press'



• Author :_William Damon
• Pages :_1250 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0471756040
• ISBN-13 :_9780471756040

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• Description : Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 1: Theoretical Models of Human Development, edited by Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, explores a variety of theoretical approaches, including life-span/life-course theories, socio-culture theories, structural theories, object-relations theories, and diversity and development theories. New chapters cover phenomenology and ecological systems theory, positive youth development, and religious and spiritual development. [...] by Publisher : 'John Wiley & Sons'



• Author :_Stephen J. Zaccaro
• Pages :_528 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780787959937
• ISBN-13 :_0787959936

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• Description : The quality of an organization's top leaders is a critical influence on its overall effectiveness and continuing adaptability. Yet, little current research examines leadership within the context of organizational structure, such as how leaders influence organizational performance in those key moments when an executive's action is critical to driving the organization forward. This book represents a significant contribution to the literature of leadership, combining a contextual approach to organizational leadership with an in-depth treatment of the cognitive, social, and affective dynamics underlying that leadership. The Nature of Organizational Leadership, using an interdisciplinary approach that draws from the work of scholars in both management and psychology, provides a much-need organizational perspective on the problems to confronted by top executive leaders and the requisite behaviors, attributes, and outcomes necessary to lead organizations effectively. [...] by Publisher : 'John Wiley & Sons'



• Author :_Ernst Wendland
• Pages :_18 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1317640306
• ISBN-13 :_9781317640301

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• Description : Bible translation theory and practice rightly tend to focus on the actual text of Scripture. But many diverse, yet interrelated contextual factors also play an important part in the implementation of a successful translation program. The aim of this coursebook is to explore, in varying degrees of detail, a wide range of these crucial situational variables and potential influences, using a multidisciplinary approach to the task. Thus, in order to expand and enrich the field of vision, a progressive study of this complex process of intercultural, interlinguistic communication is carried out according to a set of overlapping sociocultural, organizational and situational cognitive orientations. These contextual factors provide a broader frame of reference for analyzing, interpreting and communicating the original Scriptures in a completely new, contemporary setting of transmission and reception. The three dimensions are then applied in a practical way to explore the dramatic "throne-room" vision of the Apostle John (Revelation 4-5) with reference to both the original Greek text and also a modern dynamic translation in Chewa, a southeastern Bantu language of Africa. A variety of exercises and assignments to stimulate critical and creative reflection as well as to illustrate the theoretical development of Contextual Frames of Reference is provided every step of the way. Not only is translation per se discussed, but the teaching and evaluation of translated texts and versions are also considered from several points of view in the final three chapters. An Appendix offers a foundational essay by Professor Lourens de Vries on the subject of primary orality and the influence of this vital factor in the crosscultural communication of the Bible. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'



• Author :_Sally R. Binford
• Pages :_373 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0202364208
• ISBN-13 :_9780202364209

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• Description : Archeology shares with other anthropological sciences the goal of explaining differences and similarities among cultural systems. Sally R. Binford and Lewis R. Binford, therefore are concerned with theory and arguments which treat problems of the interrelationship of cultural variables with explanatory value. Archeology in Cultural Systems is devoted to four different aspects of archeology. This book progresses from theoretical-methodological discussions to specific consideration of archeological materials. It focuses on the analysis of archeological remains from a single site. Its concern is primarily with recognizing, measuring and explaining variability in the form and distribution of a site's cultural remains. The authors argue that internal variability derives from the composition and distribution of societal segments represented at the site. The work then shifts to study of archeological components (or their attributes) and seeks explanations for observed differences and similarities. A final section of the volume comments and discusses materials in the volume. Archeology in Cultural Systems is not a monolithic presentation of any particular school of archeological thought. There are common interests and many points of agreement among the authors, but there is also diversity of opinion on several points. These points are the focus of research here. Lewis R. Binford is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of In Pursuit of the Past: Decoding the Archaeological Record and Constructing Frames of Reference: An Analytical Method for Archaeological Theory Building Using Hunter-Gatherer and Environmental Data Sets. Sally R. Binford was professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Stone Tools and Human Behavior. [...] by Publisher : 'Transaction Publishers'



• Author :_Lewis Roberts Binford
• Pages :_534 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780121000455
• ISBN-13 :_0121000451

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• Description : Collects twenty-eight papers published by Binford in the 1980's and includes his comments on them. This collection of self-edited papers, together with candid interstitial commentaries, provides a record of the development of 'The New Archaeology' and a view into the mind of a creative archaeological theorist. [...] by Publisher : 'Emerald Group Pub Limited'



• Author :_Richard Ned Lebow
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1107047900
• ISBN-13 :_9781107047907

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• Description : A novel approach to cause that builds on human reasons for acting and the consequences of behaviour by multiple actors. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'



• Author :_Lewis Roberts Binford
• Pages :_463 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UVA:X000646430

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• Author :_Aaro Toomela
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0313072515
• ISBN-13 :_9780313072512

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• Description : This volume is unique in integrating different domains of psychology, at both theoretical and empirical levels of analysis, in order to understand the development of the human mind. Perspectives include comparative, cultural, and developmental psychology, in addition to neuropsychology. Contributors in this edited collection emphasize both the collective nature of human cognition and the impossibility of separating individuals from their sociocultural environments. They also explain how participation in culture leads to radical changes in an individual's psychological makeup. This volume may also be of interest to anthropologists, philosophy scholars, and semioticians. Major topics include: • Human Development from the Perspective of Comparative Psychology • Culture in the Developing or Regressing Brain • Cultural Perspective on the Human Development • The Role of Culture in Child Development [...] by Publisher : 'ABC-CLIO'



• Author :_Tedd Benson
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781439107072
• ISBN-13 :_1439107076

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• Description : For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Juval Portugali
• Pages :_366 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0585334854
• ISBN-13 :_9780585334851

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• Description : and processes which are exclusive to humans in their encoding, storing, decoding and retrieving spatial knowledge for various tasks. The authors present and discuss connectionist models of cognitive maps which are based on local representation, versus models which are based on distributed representation, as well as connectionist models concerning language and spatial relations. As is well known, Gibson's (1979) ecological approach suggests a view on cognition which is diametrically different from the classical main stream view: perception (and thus cognition) is direct, immediate and needs no internal information processing, and is thus essentially an external process of interaction between an organism and its external environment. The chapter by Harry Heft introduces J. J. Gibson's ecological approach and its implication to the construction of cognitive maps in general and to the issue of wayfinding in particular. According to Heft, main stream cognitive sciences are essentially Cartesian in nature and have not as yet internalized the implications of Darwin's theory of evolution. Gibson, in his ecological approach, has tried to do exactly this. The author introduces the basic terminology of the ecological approach and relates its various notions, in particular optic flow, nested hierarchy and affordances, to navigation and the way routes and places in the environment are learned. [...] by Publisher : 'Springer Science & Business Media'