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.
|Title of host publication||Culture mediterranee dell’abitare|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mediterranean housing cultures|
|Place of Publication||Napoli, Italy|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Dec 2015|
|Name||Inhabiting the Future|
- lifestyle theories
- transdisciplinary knowledge
Salama, A. M. (2015). A socio-anthropological approach for exploring housing culture in contemporary Cairo. In A. Picone (Ed.), Culture mediterranee dell’abitare: Mediterranean housing cultures (pp. 128-137). (Inhabiting the Future; Vol. 7). Napoli, Italy.