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Title The home : words, interpretations, meanings and environments / edited with an introduction and afterword by David N. Benjamin assisted by David Stea, with a foreword by David Saile
Published Aldershot : Avebury ; Brookfield, Vt : Ashgate Publishing Co,., [1995]


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Description xiv, 310 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 cm
Series Ethnoscapes : current challenges in the environmental social sciences
Contents Foreword / David Saile -- Introduction / David N. Benjamin -- 1. Home: The Term and the Concept from a Linguistic and Settlement-Historical Viewpoint / Stefan Brink -- 2. A Critical Look at the Concept "Home" / Amos Rapoport -- 3. Deciphering Home: An Integrative Historical Perspective / Roderick J. Lawrence -- 4. The Home and Homes / Bror Westman
Summary These new writings by leading theorists and empirical researchers offer an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural spectrum of viewpoints on the study of the home concept. Among the disciplines covered are environment-behaviour research, anthropology, geography, archaeology, architecture, political science, and linguistics-place name research. The authors in this volume focus on refining our concepts of home, our knowledge of the uses of home, and the relationship of home to the study of cultural interpretation. In so doing, they inspire our thinking on the following themes: The struggle to maintain cultural continuity in the face of socio-political change, and the attempts to humanize the present and future built environment
This volume will be interesting to all scholars of cultural interpretation, geographers, and architects, and at the same time useful in graduate studies courses in environmental social sciences and environmental design as reference and source of cutting edge case studies
Analysis Housing Sociology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Cross-cultural studies.
Housing -- Scandinavia.
Home -- Scandinavia -- History -- Congresses.
Housing -- Environmental aspects.
Dwellings -- Social aspects.
Human beings -- Influence of environment -- Cross-cultural studies
Architecture -- Human factors -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Stea, David.
Benjamin, David N.
LC no. 94075560
ISBN 1856288889