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Environment and Culture : Environment and Culture Vol. 4 - Irwin Altman

Environment and Culture

Environment and Culture Vol. 4

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1980
ISBN: 9780306403675
Number Of Pages: 352

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Following upon the first two volumes in this series, which dealt with a broad spectrum of topics in the environment and behavior field, ranging from theoretical to applied, and including disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professionally oriented approaches, we have chosen to devote sub­ sequent volumes to more specifically defined topics. Thus, Volume Three dealt with Children and the Environment, seen from the combined perspective of researchers in environmental and developmental psy­ chology. The present volume has a similarly topical coverage, dealing with the complex set of relationships between culture and the physical environment. It is broad and necessarily eclectic with respect to content, theory, methodology, and epistemological stance, and the contributors to it represent a wide variety of fields and disciplines, including psy­ chology, geography, anthropology, economics, and environmental de­ sign. We were fortunate to enlist the collaboration of Amos Rapoport in the organization and editing of this volume, as he brings to this task a particularly pertinent perspective that combines anthropology and ar­ chitecture. Volume Five of the series, presently in preparation, will cover the subject of behavioral science aspects of transportation. Irwin Altman Joachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction 1 CHAPTER 1 CROSS-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AMOS RAPOPORT Introduction 7 Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Environmental Design 10 The Relationship of Culture and Environmental Design . . . . . . . . . 15 The Variability of Culture-Environment Relations 19 Culture-Specific Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Designing for Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Implications for the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 CHAPTER 2 CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS: STRATEGIES, PROBLEMS, ApPLICATIONS RICHARD W.

1 Cross-Cultural Aspects of Environmental Design.- 2 Cross-Cultural Research Methods: Strategies, Problems, Applications.- 3 Cultural Ecology and Individual Behavior.- 4 Personal Space, Crowding, and Spatial Behavior in a Cultural Context.- 5 Territory in Urban Settings.- 6 Culture and the Urban Stage: The Nexus of Setting, Behavior and Image in Urban Places.- 7 Human Ecology as Human Behavior: A Normative Anthropology of Resource Use and Abuse.- 8 Natural Hazards: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.- 9 Culture, Ecology, and Development: Redefining Planning Approaches.

ISBN: 9780306403675
ISBN-10: 0306403676
Series: Human Behavior and Environment : Book 4
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th April 1980
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.54