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Buildings, Culture and Environment: Informing Local and by Richard Lorch, Raymond J. Cole

By Richard Lorch, Raymond J. Cole

TThe e-book specializes in key concerns for current and destiny perform and examine wishes concerning advancing the environmental functionality of constructions and addresses the function neighborhood tradition performs within the profitable (or in a different way) strategy of replacing and adapting environmental practices and criteria within the equipped surroundings.

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Social Semiotics, 9, (3), 393–398. Burton, J. (1972) World Society. Columbia University Press, New York. Cappeliez, S. (2001) ‘McDonaldization’? Food in a Globalized Culture. Carleton University, Ottawa. Carpenter, E. and McLuhan, M. ) (1970) Explorations in Communication. Cape, London. Castells, M. (1996) The Rise of the Network Society. Blackwell, Oxford. Cavell, R. (1995) Where is Fry? Theorizing postcolonial space. Essays on Canadian Writing, 56, (Fall), 110–154. Frampton, K. (1983) Towards a critical regionalism: six points for an architecture of resistance.

The spreading of a mediocre civilization which is the absurd counterpart of . . elementary culture. Everywhere throughout the world, one finds the same bad movie, the same slot machines, the same plastic or aluminum atrocities, the same twisting of language by propaganda, etc. ’ Frampton, 1983, p. 16 However, the terms in which such a dualism could be conceived were being challenged even as Frampton wrote. The local could not be so easily located. A gradual shift in the literature shows the move from concerns over massive Americanisation (or ‘McDonaldisation’ as Ritzer (2000) puts it) toward empirical studies of the emergence of local–global hybrids, partial adoptions and reworkings of foreign forms in specific localities (Appadurai, 1996; Pieterse, 1993).

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