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Conservation as psychology: ontological security and the built environment

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JournalInternational Journal of Heritage Studies
DatePublished - Nov 2007
Issue number6
Volume13
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)447-461
Original languageEnglish

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This paper outlines a theoretical approach to the rationale for conservation of built environment that suggests that psychological factors may be as important as political or aesthetic issues. Within the context of conservation of historic buildings and townscapes, it examines the notion of ontological security and the importance of the physical world in its construction and takes case studies from post-war Europe and contemporary South Korea to illustrate its propositions.

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