Social Space in Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Title: Social Space in Interdisciplinary Perspective
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
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Date: Jul-1969
Online since: 2019-05-30T08:56:19Z
Abstract: The concept of social space (l'espace social) was defined and illustrated by Maximillien Sorre in reference to ethnic, religious, and language groups. Paul-Henri Chombart de Lauwe distinguished between objective social space (the spatial framework set by ecological and cultural conditions) and subjective social space (the space perceptions of a particular group), hypothesizing that in an urban context where a discrepancy between these two frameworks occurred, social pathologies tend to develop. This led to his studies of optimal residential densities, neighborhood design, and other standards, applicable to working-class families. A relatively simple analytical concept has thus produced a variety of research orientations.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: American Geographical Society
Journal: Geographical Review
Volume: 59
Issue: 3
Start page: 417
End page: 426
Copyright (published version): 1969 American Geographical Society
Keywords: GeographySociologyUrban ecologySocial psychologyCultural groupsSocioeconomicsBiotopesUrban sociologyLinguistic substrataUrban habitats
DOI: 10.2307/213485 
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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