From Congruence to Antecedent Conditions: A Search for the Basis of Environmental Improvement

  • William Michelson


Neither long ago nor very recently, I wrote a book that expressed and illustrated a conceptual scheme that I thought captured the essence of how sociological research could help in the creation of more adequate human environments. In retrospect, however, I think that the book in some ways obfuscates the complexity of factors relevant to this context, even though what I said in the fine print might have been suitably oriented.


Life Style Public Housing Environmental Practice Spatial Factor Nominal Characteristic 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Michelson
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  1. 1.Centre for Urban and Community Studies and Department of SociologyUniversity of TorontoCanada

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