Environment and Culture

  • Irwin Altman
  • Amos Rapoport
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill

Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Irwin Altman, Amos Rapoport, Joachim F. Wohlwill
    Pages 1-6
  3. Richard W. Brislin
    Pages 47-82
  4. John W. Berry
    Pages 83-106
  5. John R. Aiello, Donna E. Thompson
    Pages 107-178
  6. Sidney N. Brower
    Pages 179-207
  7. Miles Richardson
    Pages 209-241
  8. John W. Bennett
    Pages 243-277
  9. John H. Sorensen, Gilbert F. White
    Pages 279-318
  10. Ignacy Sachs
    Pages 319-343
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 345-351

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) anthropology behavior children complex culture environment human behavior human ecology methodology organization organizations planning research research methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Irwin Altman
    • 1
  • Amos Rapoport
    • 2
  • Joachim F. Wohlwill
    • 3
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.University of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0451-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0453-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0451-5
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