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Titre du document / Document title

Redefining social and environmental relations at the ecovillage at Ithaca: A case study

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

KIRBY Andy (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center of the City, University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

The goal of the recently constructed ecovillage at Ithaca (EVI) is to create a socially harmonious. economically viable and ecologically sustainable settlement that will demonstrate that human beings can live cooperatively with each other and with the natural environment. (EVI Housing Cooperative, undated) This paper examines the blend of social vision and personal factors that brought the 30 households together to realize this project. Interviews were conducted with residents that explored their initial motivations in becoming involved with the project, and solicited their impressions of the first 5 years of the ecovillage's existence. The interplay of personal and ideological factors emerges, revealing an implicit and explicit critique of the existing social mode, as residents seek reconnection with each other and with the natural environment. This paper explores the nature of the community that has been created, socially, spatially and imaginatively. In so doing, it reveals the challenges, rewards and disappointments that residents have experienced in realizing their vision. The various ways that residents seek to connect with the world are enumerated, and these are proposed as the dimensions that constitute a sustainable lifestyle.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of environmental psychology    ISSN  0272-4944 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 23, no3, pp. 323-332 [10 page(s) (article)] (19 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1981) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Human

;

Social interaction

;

Social environment

;

Attitude

;

Environmental protection

;

Interpersonal relation

;

Social group

;

Village

;

Case study

;

Consumer behavior

;

Ecology

;

Life style

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Homme

;

Interaction sociale

;

Environnement social

;

Attitude

;

Protection environnement

;

Relation interpersonnelle

;

Groupe social

;

Village

;

Etude cas

;

Comportement consommateur

;

Ecologie

;

Mode de vie

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Hombre

;

Interacción social

;

Contexto social

;

Actitud

;

Protección medio ambiente

;

Relación interpersonal

;

Grupo social

;

Pueblo

;

Estudio caso

;

Comportamiento consumidor

;

Ecología

;

Modo de vida

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19703, 35400011224582.0090

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14986211



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