From dwellings to living styles. New practices and symbolic aspects
In contemporary societies living conditions are strongly changing, generating more composite uses of dwellings. Behind widespread tendencies of re-organization and re-signification of residential patterns in a general context of uncertainty, it is possible to discover emerging housing conditions and practices strongly differentiated according to new living styles as well as to more classical social stratification. In particular, the article analyzes the relationships between families and rising dwelling frameworks based on the processes of emptying and re-filling of the houses, on the multiplication of the habitation units, on the interweaving between private and public spaces.