Home and Near-Home Territories

  • Ralph B. Taylor
  • Sidney Brower
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 8)


Home does not end at the front door but rather extends beyond. This chapter is about that region beyond, those exterior spaces adjoining the home: porches, steps, front yards, back yards, driveways, sidewalks, and alleys. These spaces are of crucial interest for two reasons. First, they immediately adjoin the home; consequently, what happens in these outside spaces strongly influences the quality of life in the home. Second, they represent spaces where the two major types of settings in residential life—the private, personal, and owned versus the public, shared, and open to the community—interpenetrate. Consequently, these settings are of considerable interest for understanding the dialetic between individuals and local society.


Behavior Setting Social Climate Informal Social Control Central Space Ecological Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph B. Taylor
    • 1
  • Sidney Brower
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.School of Social Work and Community PlanningUniversity of Maryland at BaltimoreBaltimoreUSA

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