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Domestic Architecture and the Use of Space : An Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Study - Susan Kent

Domestic Architecture and the Use of Space

An Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Study

By: Susan Kent (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 1993
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Domestic Architecture and the Use of Space investigates the relationship between the built environment and the organisation of space. The contributors are classical and prehistoric archaeologists, anthropologists and architects, who from their different backgrounds are able to provide some important and original insights into this relationship.

'Kent and her collaborators offer a stimlating array of perspectives on the form and use of domestic space. The diversity of approaches taken is valuable both for developing research design and for provoking exciting classroom discussion.' Wendy Ashmore, University of Pennsylvania 'This corpus of papers is certainly a valuable contribution to research on the creation, use and meaning of the built environment.' Michael Adler, Journal of Anthropological Research '... this collection brings together studies and theoretical papers on functional and symbolic spatial relationships in buildings and settlements. Drawing upon examples from a wide range of cultures it is invaluable to researchers in both ethnoarchaeology and vernacular architecture.' Paul Oliver, Editor The Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World 'The theoretical scope of this volume holds great import not only for prehistorians and ethnoarchaeologists but for historical and urban archaeologists as well.' Belinda Blomberg, American Antiquity 'This corpus of papers is certainly a valuable contribution to research on the creation, use and meaning of the built environment.' Michael Adler, Journal of Anthropological Research

List of contributorsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Activity areas and architecture: an interdisciplinary view of the relationship between use of space and domestic built environmentsp. 1
Systems of activities and systems of settingsp. 9
Domestic space and the tenacity of tradition among some Betsileo of Madagascarp. 21
The built environment and consumer decisionsp. 34
Behavioral conventions and archaeology: methods for the analysis of ancient architecturep. 43
Public collective and private space: a study of urban housing in Switzerlandp. 73
Domestic space in the Greek city-statep. 92
A structuring structure: the Swahili housep. 114
A cross-cultural study of segmentation, architecture, and the use of spacep. 127
Domestic space and social structure in pre-Columbian northern Perup. 153
Referencesp. 172
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780521445771
ISBN-10: 0521445779
Series: New Directions in Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5