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Introduction to Housing

Introduction to Housing - 06 edition

Introduction to Housing - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780131190429

ISBN10: 0131190423

Introduction to Housing by Housing Education Research Association - ISBN 9780131190429
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Introduction to Housing by Housing Education Research Association - ISBN 9780131190429

ISBN13: 9780131190429

ISBN10: 0131190423

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 06

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With individual chapters written by housing experts who have specialization within the discipline, this text is designed to be a collection of chapters/readings about various aspects of housing--an authorship approach that provides more credibility for each individual chapter than if one author had written the whole book. It also gives the book content that goes beyond rudimentary basics, and provides commentary on physical, social, psychological, economic, and policy issues.


  • 12 "stand-alone" chapters-Allows chapters to be covered in any order or some not at all.
    • Provides beginning college students with background information about current housing topics, historical references, and policy concerns.
  • Topical coverage of housing at the personal, community, and societal levels.
    • Offers help with personal housing choices, provides background for professionals in housing related careers, and creates awareness of the role housing plays in the world in which we live.
  • Comprehensive coverage.
    • Explores the major role housing plays in the economy, and how it affects our behavior and culture.
  • Tables, illustrations, photographs, and commentaries -Expand on the basic material presented.
    • Presents students with a wealth of material for various learning styles, and enables them to further explore the content of written text.
  • An interdisciplinary approach to housing-As it relates to sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, real estate, banking, finance, and architectural history.
    • Gives students a broad understanding of the importance and meaning of housing in a variety of fields.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. A Short History of Housing in America, John L. Merrill.

2. Influences on Housing Choice and Behaviors, Julia O. Beamish, Rosemary Carucci Goss and JoAnn Emmel.

3. Home Environments and Health, Kathleen R. Parrott, Jorge H. Atiles, and Michael P. Vogel.

4. The Housing Industry, Andrew T. Carswell and Anne L. Sweaney.

5. Housing and Community, Loraine L. Tyler, Nancy C. Higgitt, and Carla C. Earhart.

6. Federal Government and Housing Policies, Carol B. Roskey and Mary Sue Green.

7. Interior Space Planning, Jean A. Memken and Starr Gobtop.

8. Universal Design in Housing, Sandra C. Hartje, Kenneth R. Tremblay, Jr., and Craig Birdsong.

9. Housing Affordability, Christine C. Cook, Carmen D. Steggell, Andrea Suarez, and Becky L. Yust.

10. Homeownerhsip, Sue R. Crull, Marilyn J. Bruin, and Thessalenuere Hinnant-Bernard.

11. Sustainable Buildings and Communities, Leona K. Hawks, Kerry F. Case, and Jane R. Reagor.

12. House Challenges for the 21st Century, Andrew T. Carswell, John L. Merrill, Anne L. Sweaney, Kenneth R. Tremblay, Jr., Loraine L. Tyler, and Sue R. Crull.