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umwelt

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

An umbrella term for all the environmental influences shaping an individual's behaviour, or the environment as it is experienced by the individual. The word was introduced in 1909 by the...

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umwelt

Jesper Hoffmeyer.

in Encyclopedia of Semiotics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 686 words.

In everyday German, umwelt means simply “surroundings” or “environment,” but through the work of the German biologist Jakob von Uexküll

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umwelt

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

An umbrella term for all the environmental influences shaping an individual's behaviour, or the environment as it is experienced by the individual. The word was introduced in 1909 by the...

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For <i>Umwelt</i>

Vinciane Despret.

in What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 2694 words.

This chapter uses Umwelt theory—aimed at divesting the objective world of its familiarity and to make ourselves less familiar with it—as an invitation to understand the concrete and lived...

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umwelt

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 26 words.

A term defined by the German biologist Jacob von Uexküll (1864-1944) as the perceptual world in which an organism exists

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Roots of Culture in the Umwelt

Riin Magnus and Kalevi Kull.

in The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

May 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 9586 words.

This chapter begins by introducing the background, basic constituents and principles of the umwelt model and theory developed by the Baltic German biologist Jakob von Uexküll (1864–1944) in...

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Umwelt <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 85 words.

An umbrella term for all the environmental influences shaping an individual's behaviour, or the environment as it is experienced by

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<i>Umwelt</i> <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 85 words.

An umbrella term for all the environmental influences shaping an individual’s behaviour, or the environment as it is experienced by

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Umwelt <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

M20 German (= environment).

The outer world as it affects and is perceived by the organisms inhabiting it; the environment.

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Animality, Biopolitics, and <i>Umwelt</i> in Amitav Ghosh’s <i>The Hungry Tide</i>

Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai.

in Animalities

January 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8173 words.

Tsai explores Ghosh’s novel in relation to intersecting histories of both human and nonhuman violence. Set in the tide country of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and India, the novel...

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<i>Umwelt, Mitwelt</i>,and <i>Eigenwelt</i>

Laurence A. Rickels.

in I Think I Am

June 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7252 words.

This chapter analyzes science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novel The Simulacra, in which the protagonist, Richard Kongrosian, is a psychotic. Kongrosian starts out an anankastic, a...

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