There are many ways of studying homes, each focusing on a different aspect, such as physical qualities, satisfaction, use patterns, and phenomenological experiences. Our thesis is that, central to any of these aspects of homes, and therefore integral to the distinction between house and home,are the temporal qualities of linear and cyclical time and their subordinate qualities of salience, scale, pace, and rhythm. The goal of this chapter is to propose a general framework that describes these key temporal qualities in the context of a broader transactional orientation. The chapter has four major sections: (1) a description of the transactional world view and of the home as a transactional unity; (2) a discussion of the proposed temporal framework bolstered by examples from a variety of societies; (3) two case studies that demonstrate the application of the framework; and (4) potential research and practical implications of the model.
- Social Relationship
- Temporal Aspect
- Psychological Experience
- Cyclical Time
- Cyclical Event
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Werner, C.M., Altman, I., Oxley, D. (1985). Temporal Aspects of Homes. In: Altman, I., Werner, C.M. (eds) Home Environments. Human Behavior and Environment, vol 8. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2266-3_1
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