Establishing Boundaries: A Conceptualisation for the Comparative Social Study of Built Environment Configurations

Vis, Benjamin (2012) Establishing Boundaries: A Conceptualisation for the Comparative Social Study of Built Environment Configurations. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 2 (4). pp. 15-30. ISSN 2152-7857. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

It is readily acknowledged that the configuration of a built environment is shaped by theouter lines of the features it consists of. Yet, these boundary lines are not typically utilised in our theorisation of the built environment to further our social understanding of it. Studies of the built environment often originate in the study of cities: their most elaborate form. Rather than starting from conflated characterisations derived from urbanism, this paper presents a theory for studying built environment configurations by asking how they occur and how society is accommodated by them. This leads to two series ofconcepts(human being in the spatial world,and human being in the socialworld), which establish that boundary concepts are essential to the social study of built environment cofigurations, while they also retain the generality needed to enable comparative research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 10:19 UTC
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 13:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41886 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vis, Benjamin: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0567-543X
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