Culture and Environment

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CUP Archive, May 25, 1984 - Psychology - 337 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PART
13
ENVIRONMENTAL COGNITION
43
Dimensions of Orientation to the Environment
50
Knowledge and Differentiation of the Environment
58
The Development of Environmental Orientations
64
Summary
70
PRIVACY
75
PART THREE
153
THE AMERICAN HOME
181
COMMUNITIES AND CITIES
215
LIVING IN CITIES
239
COMMUNITIES AND CITIES OF THE FUTURE
270
RECAPITULATION AND PROSPECTS FOR
307
Other CultureEnvironment Topics
314
Name Index
328

PERSONAL SPACE
101
TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR
120

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