A socio-anthropological approach for exploring housing culture in contemporary Cairo

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The aim of this article is to present an approach for comprehending housing cultures in the diverse context of Cairo. The approach is based on a new paradigm of research: trans-disciplinarity; a form of inquiry that crosses the boundaries of different disciplines. Trans-disciplinary thinking for understanding housing is placed within the perspective of how lifestyle theories and their underlying concepts can be integrated into a comprehensive investigatory process. In turn, a framework of inquiry is developed while reflected on housing knowledge types. An interpretation of the framework into a survey tool is conceptualized. The tool is introduced in the form of a questionnaire that has the capacity to reveal important insights on housing cultures in Cairo and other similar Mediterranean cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture mediterranee dell’abitare
Subtitle of host publicationMediterranean housing cultures
EditorsAdelina Picone
Place of PublicationNapoli, Italy
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameInhabiting the Future
PublisherCLEAN Publishers


  • Cairo
  • housing
  • lifestyle theories
  • transdisciplinary knowledge

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