Culture and Environment
Culture and Environment is a provocative analysis of the complex relationship between people and their environments from a cross-cultural perspective. Drawing on work in anthropology, psychology, sociology, geography, architecture and urban planning, Altman and Chemers show that different societies and cultures have different senses of the ways in which their physical environments should look and function. The book covers such topics as privacy, territory and crowding; home design; orientation to physical space; and cities and communities. A wide professional and student audience will find it stimulating and helpful in research and practice.
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Dimensions of Orientation to the Environment
Knowledge and Differentiation of the Environment
The Development of Environmental Orientations
THE AMERICAN HOME
COMMUNITIES AND CITIES
LIVING IN CITIES
COMMUNITIES AND CITIES OF THE FUTURE
RECAPITULATION AND PROSPECTS FOR
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Altman American homes analysis arcology areas arrangements aspects bathroom bedrooms behavioral mechanisms boundaries built environment cardinal directions central chapter city design climate Columbia communities and cities complex concept cosmology culture/environment relations decorated density described dialectic different cultures dimensions distance diversity dwellings environmental cognition examined example facilities factors function Furthermore groups Habitat Hexahedron home design homogeneity homogeneity/diversity idea important Indians individuality individuality/community interaction interplay involves Iyatiku landmarks located maps Mbuti natural environment Navajo neighborhood organized orientation personal space perspective physical environment places planning political population density primary territories privacy regulation processes psychological Pueblo Pueblo Indians Pygmies Rapoport reflect relationships religious residents role Rouse Company Safdie secondary territories serve society Soleri spatial street structure studies subcultural theory symbols technological territorial behavior theme tion tipis town Tuan Tuareg United unity urban settings values variables variety village walls world views Yaruro zone