1st Edition

Routledge Library Editions: Ethnoscapes 14 Volume Set

    4988 Pages
    by Routledge

    This 14-volume set, first published between 1988 and 2001, forms the majority of the original 20-volume Ethnoscapes: Current Challenges in the Environmental Social Sciences series. The collection brings together a vibrant mix of cutting-edge explorations, from all over the world, of human transactions with the built and natural environments. This includes, for example, consideration of vernacular architecture that contrasts with the architecture and urbanism of the colonial enterprise, the meaning of home, aesthetics, well-being and health, and consideration of how environmental psychology has become ‘green’. All of these topics, and more, provide an exciting basis for dealing with current challenges in the environmental social sciences. The remaining 6 titles are available separately.

    1. Environmental Perspectives David Canter, Martin Krampen & David Stea (Eds) (1988) ISBN 978-1-032-81616-6

    2. Environmental Policy, Assessment, and Communication David Canter, Martin Krampen & David Stea (Eds) (1988) ISBN 978-1-032-81635-7

    3. New Directions in Environmental Participation David Canter, Martin Krampen & David Stea (Eds) (1988) ISBN 978-1-032-81646-3

    4. Vernacular Architecture: Paradigms of Environmental Response Mete Turan (Ed.) (1990) ISBN 978-1-032-82023-1

    5. Forms of Dominance: On the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise Nezar AlSayyad (Ed.) (1992) ISBN 978-1-032-84164-9

    6. The Meaning and Use of Housing: International Perspectives, Approaches and Their Applications Ernesto G. Arias (Ed.) (1993) ISBN 978-1-032-84781-8

    7. Placemaking: Production of Built Environment in Two Cultures David Stea & Mete Turan (1993) ISBN 978-1-032-86434-1

    8. Environmental Psychology in Europe: From Architectural Psychology to Green Psychology Enric Pol (1993) ISBN 978-1-032-83324-8

    9. Housing: Design, Research, Education Marjorie Bulos & Necdet Teymur (Eds) (1993) ISBN 978-1-032-86388-7

    10. Architecture, Ritual Practice and Co-determination in the Swedish Office Dennis Doxtater (1994) ISBN 978-1-032-81774-3

    11. On the Aesthetics of Architecture: A Psychological Approach to the Structure and the Order of Perceived Architectural Space Ralf Weber (1995) ISBN 978-1-032-82034-7

    12. The Home: Words, Interpretations, Meanings and Environments by David N. Benjamin (Ed.) (1995) ISBN 978-1-032-86411-2

    13. Tradition, Location and Community: Place-making and Development Adenrele Awotona & Necdet Teymur (Eds) (1997) ISBN 978-1-032-84608-8

    14. Aesthetics, Well-being and Health: Essays within Architecture and Environmental Aesthetics Birgit Cold (Ed.) (2001) ISBN 978-1-032-86577-5

    Other Ethnoscapes series titles also available:

    Integrating Programming, Evaluation and Participation in Design: A Theory Z Approach Henry Sanoff (1992) HBK 978-1-138-20338-9; EBK 978-1-315-47173-0; PBK 978-1-138-20339-6

    Directions in Person-Environment Research and Practice Jack Nasar & Wolfgang F. E. Preiser (Eds) (1999) HBK 978-1-138-68674-8; EBK 978-1-315-54255-3; PBK 978-1-138-68677-9

    Psychological Theories for Environmental Issues Mirilia Bonnes, Terence Lee & Marino Bonaiuto (Eds) (2003) HBK 978-0-75461-888-1; EBK 978-1-315-24572-0; PBK 978-1-138-27742-7

    Housing Space and Quality of Life David L. Uzzell, Ricardo Garcia Mira, J. Eulogio Real & Joe Romay (Eds) (2005) HBK 978-0-81538-952-1; EBK 978-1-351-15636-3; PBK 978-1-138-35596-5

    Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects Alan Costall & Ole Dreier (Eds) (2006) HBK 978-0-75464-656-3; EBK 978-1-315-57792-0; PBK 978-1-138-25314-8

    Rethinking the Meaning of Place: Conceiving Place in Architecture-Urbanism Lineu Castello (2010) HBK 978-0-75467-814-4; EBK 978-1-315-60616-3; PBK 978-1-138-25745-0


    Various authors.

    Original Series Editors:

    David Canter is Emeritus Professor at The University of Liverpool, UK. Having set up the first MSc in Environmental Psychology at The University of Surrey in 1972, he went on to establish the Journal of Environmental Psychology in 1980, editing it for 20 years. Soon after he founded the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS). David has published widely on many aspects of human interactions with their surroundings; his 1977 book The Psychology of Place, being one of the most cited publications in the area.

    David Stea is Professor Emeritus of Geography and International Studies at Texas State University and Research Associate with the Center for Global Justice in Mexico. As Carnegie Interdisciplinary Fellow at Brown University from 1964 to 1966, he developed the new field of Environmental Psychology and the related study of spatial and geographic cognition.  David is a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, the co-author or co-editor of several books and author of some 150 articles and book chapters on various subjects, including sustainable development and environmental issues in Latin America. In 1987 he was nominated for the Right Livelihood Prize (also known as the “alternative Nobel”) for his international work with indigenous peoples.

    “The timely re-issue of the prescient Ethnoscapes series provides an invaluable contribution to current concerns about built and natural environments. The breadth of coverage of these books, includes public participation in environmental modifications, the impact of housing design on the quality of life, cross-cultural comparisons of placemaking, and the role of building aesthetics on well-being, across many countries and contexts adds up to a treasure trove of innovative research. Now more than ever we need the benefit of the insights and findings of these scholars and professional (many of course who are both) who, over three decades, have studied crucial aspects of interactions between people and their surroundings.”

    Ricardo García Mira, Professor of Social Psychology, University of A Coruna, Galicia, Spain. Former Spanish MP.

    “The reissued volumes in the Ethnoscapes series were ground- breaking when they first appeared and remain fresh today. These books are essential for understanding how design and the use of space has cultural and human meaning that “artificial intelligence” could never achieve. They offer a vital and timely antidote to mind-numbing apology for the appropriation of civic space and corporate reproduction of McMansions and shopping malls.”

    Ben Wisner, Honorary Visiting Professor, University College London, UK.

    “The physical aspects of our wonderfully complex world combine with social and psychological factors, to give a myriad of joys and sorrows accompanying our lifeworld activities. To make existence manageable, we need to find order within such chaos. As researchers of all types, but especially social scientists, we are driven to identify networks of causes and effects. This series provides excellent examples of such writing, concerning natural and built environments, from a host of scholars, representing a range of disciplines.”

    Andrew Turk, Adjunct Associate Professor, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

    “People interested and concerned about how we are interacting with and shaping our built and natural environments will find the insights and findings in this re-issued Ethnoscapes series of great value. Over more than 30 years this accumulated cornucopia of research reveals how important it is to understand the meanings and significance of many aspects of human- environment transactions. These include studies of user involvement in design, with its implications for place-making, as well as crucial explorations of the meaning of home and the role of environmental aesthetics for our wellbeing. Every volume opens new doors, often being the forerunners to major areas of study.”

    Arza Churchman, Professor Emerita at Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

    “The re-issue of the Ethnoscapes series provides everyone who cares about human-environment studies a wonderful opportunity to re-acquaint themselves with many groundbreaking efforts in the field. The series provides a wide range of explorations by researchers who have helped to make sense of persons in interaction with their surroundings, and contributed to inspired placemaking”.  

    Robert Gifford, Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.