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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.5, Nov. 2015, Pub. Date: Sep. 13, 2015
Housing as a Cultural Subsystem: A Unifying Metatheory of Production
Pages: 465-469 Views: 1389 Downloads: 540
Authors
[01] Rebekah J. Thompsen, Business Information and Engineering Technology, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, U.S.A..
[02] Mihyun Kang, Department of Design, Housing & Merchandising, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, U.S.A..
Abstract
The physical forms of housing and cultural values are interrelated. This study aims to explore the relationship between housing and culture based on the overarching perspective of metatheory to understand the complexities of housing as a whole. Besides the overarching theory of culture as a landscape for the sociological production of housing, symbolic interactionism, material culture and structuration contributed to the unifying metatheory of this process. The housing production metatheory model is presented with three main sections: conditions, agents, and product. This study examines the production of housing as a theoretical process and provides a framework for the further research of housing as a cultural subsystem.
Keywords
Housing, Theory, Metatheory, Culture, Production
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