Slums, Projects, and People: Social Psychological Problems of Relocation in Puerto Rico

Slums, Projects, and People: Social Psychological Problems of Relocation in Puerto Rico

Slums, Projects, and People: Social Psychological Problems of Relocation in Puerto Rico

Slums, Projects, and People: Social Psychological Problems of Relocation in Puerto Rico

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The image of the living conditions of a people, from the cursory impression of a traveler to the serious evaluation by experts, hinges to a great extent on housing conditions. The pattern of houses in towns and along the countryside, the materials of which they are built, the relative amount of space and overcrowding, maintenance and dilapidation, form one of the most visible aspects of people's lives. Programs for social and economic change frequently include a direct attack on housing. Moreover, housing conditions are bound to change as a result of even those programs which do not include direct attacks on them.

People frequently see the home as an outer shell of the self. Where a person lives and how he lives determine the view which he has of his place in the community, his role, his status, and his style of life. Consequently, a major change in housing conditions implies a major adjustment of a person's self-concept. He may not be ready to accept this change, even if objectively it could be . . .

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