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Finding Things Out: Foraging for Coherence in the Information Age

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0008
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Online resources are rapidly replacing our traditional mechanisms for retrieving information, calling for new strategies for “information foraging”. Like all foraging strategies, we try to optimize ... More


At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Amy G. Richter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America uses primary documentsto revisit the variety of places Americans called home—middle-class suburban houses, slave cabins, working-class tenements, frontier ... More


Introduction

Daniel R. Huebner

in Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The introduction explains the motivations, background, tools, and materials of the study. George Herbert Mead occupies a problematic position, because he is known primarily in a discipline in which ... More


The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Michael Crawford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book presents the compelling story of colonial manumission movements among North Carolina Quakers. Embedding complete primary documents within the context of a personal interpretive analysis, ... More


Toledo's Peru: Vision and Reality

Ronald Bruce St John

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035215
eISBN:
9780813038902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Alejandro Toledo was elected president of Peru in 2001, ending the corrupt rule of Alberto Fujimori. Limited to a single term, Toledo capitalized on his indigenous roots and his identification with ... More


Assimilation

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 6 investigates what happens when arguers disagree over how to apply a text in a new context, the stasis of assimilation. Following the rhetorical tradition, the chapter distinguishes ... More


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