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Architecture, sites, And Spaces

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Architecture, sites, andspaces are integral concepts to constructions of identity and identification. They are active, powerful, and pervasive, yet often their effect is not noticed on a conscious level but rather is one of subconscious perception, and it is this very effect that renders these elements so effective. A popular example suffices. Anyone who has seen the television seriesLaw & Order or who has lived in a major metropolitan American city has been repeatedly exposed to the neoclassical architecture of ...

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