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Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Chapter Summary & Analysis - Popular Spaces: Interpreting the Built Environment Summary

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Popular Spaces: Interpreting the Built Environment Summary and Analysis

Space. How do we use space? The spaces we live in and move through are not empty. They are filled with items that are codes of where we can and can't go and what we can and can't do. You can't walk through somebody's private yard or house but you can walk into the stores in a shopping center. You can't go into a museum or theater without paying the admission. At other places, there are security checkpoints that you must go through to enter. Spaces have rules that tell us what we can and can't do. Some are written and some are unwritten just as the rules are for your own personal space. Some people can get close to you. Others have to keep their distance. This is your individual decision.

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