Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1992

Abstract

The study ofhuman environmental experiences has engaged a range ofdisciplinary attention, with workderivingchiefyfrom environmental psychologists and geographers . However, most research has focused on the sensory aspects of environmental experience, while the intangible, immeasurable experiences of environments have been somewhat neglected . Certainly, the meanings and values that are invested in places, which form part of the interaction between humans and environments, have not been sufficiently researched. My intention in this paper is to address one aspect of this silence, namely the ways in which humans experience their religious environments, and more particularly, the symbolicmeanings and values thatindividuals investin theirreligious buildings . I will use Singapore as a case study to explore these issues because Singapore's colourful multi-religious setting provides abundant interesting material for comparative analysis.

Discipline

Urban Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

18

Last Page

42

ISSN

1568-4849

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Copyright Owner and License

Brill Academic Publishers

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Urban Studies Commons

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