Understanding Society And Environment: As A 'System'?

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In studying socio-spatial reality a prior understanding of some fundamental questions is essential: - How distinct, how similar and how homologous are social structure and spatial structure? - What type of framework allow us to see both of them together? - Would a structural study of one enable us to understand the structure of the other? - In case it is not possible to start with such a distinction (i.e. social structure/spatial structure), how else can socio-spatial reality be studied? In pursuit of such a study the initial definitions of society, space, environment, social structure and social system would prepare the grounds, and provide the fundamental conditions, for an understanding of sociospatial reality. Moreover, most of society-involving studies in architecture, planning and ecology do assume, but hardly make explicit, certain conceptions of society. If any use is expected from these studies their key concepts must be criticised and scrutinized.


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Citation Formats
E. Teymur and N. Teymur, “Understanding Society And Environment: As A ‘System’?,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 55–66, 1980, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: http://jfa.arch.metu.edu.tr/archive/0258-5316/1980/cilt06/sayi_1/55-66.pdf.