Alice Goffman’s On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City is a sociologist’s intimate as well as immersive account of years of fieldwork in the Philadelphia ghetto. On the Run focuses majorly on, the impacts of the criminal justice system on a neighborhood whereby the majority of young men are considered dirty. The result of this is due to the legal status that they are compromised by pending court hearing.
Gary Nash stated that one of the reason that led to urban protest and extralegal activities was the poor living conditions and poor distribution of resources. He stated that a good number of urban population were willing to participate in attacks due to narrow concentration of wealth and power. Hence economics and material initiated
Writers have been using those strong adjectives to describe some of the architecture that has been appearing in cities across the globe. Hostile architecture is a controversial urban design trend in which public spaces are constructed or altered to discourage people from using them in a way not intended by the owner. This is a common pattern observed not only with the use of spikes, barriers, oddly angled benches, and even sprinklers, but also with local architectural practices. Hostile architecture is revealing on a number of levels, because it is not the product of accident or thoughtlessness, but a thought process. It is a sort of unkindness that is considered, designed, approved, funded and made real with the explicit motive to exclude and harass.
In summary, Chicanos have been through awful and numerous events in order to fights for their rights. Specifically, these events, the Zoot Suit Riots have been called “the worst mob violence in Los Angeles history”. The Zoot Suit Crowd was just trying to have a good time and were dressing to demonstrate their individuality and to put themselves in a certain status in the community. After, what the Zoot Riots showed the world was how the Zoot culture was perceived by everyone and the tension it provoked by living in a multicultural and multiethnic metropolis like Los Angeles. These riots were not only about freedom, antiracism and segregation, but also to show how youth culture movements were controlled and undertake by the government;
Have you ever been through an impoverished area of a city? In the passage this is exactly what Fitzgerald is doing. He gives the reader the setting of the valley of ashes that can be seen in major cities today. He further describes many of the side effects that come with this decay. Therefore, In this passage in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses various literary elements to demonstrate the side effects that come with decay of an area.
"London", by William Blake uncovers a city overwhelmed by neediness and hardship. Blake overshadows London’s elegant appeal and replaces it with his own twist of the corrupted city. London is nothing more than a city with a shortage of money due to harsh economic times. Those in power have weakened the moral of the while city so that poverty exists in the lower classes. Blake uses three distinct metaphors: “Marriage hearse,” “black’ning Church,” and “mind-forged manacles” to express that the city suffers from social tyranny, physical and psychological confinement, and widespread suffering and despair society.
Imagine living in a place and time where racism is not only unrestrained, but is enforced by the law. In “Cry, The Beloved Country,” Alan Paton discusses racism and its resulting factor; segregation. The novel 's theme is the enormous problem that racism was causing, and how segregation laws were only making it worse. To begin, South Africa had decided to set forth an apartheid to further segregation under the rule of the National Party from 1948-1994.
The code of the street can be used to explain differences in crime rates between adjacent neighborhoods. Stewart & Simons (2010), conversed the difficulties of inner-city life for citizens in structurally deprived vicinities. He painted the physical and ethnic influences leading to violence. Anderson (1999) argued that the extraordinary rates of poverty, unemployment, violence, cultural discernment, isolation, distrust of police, and hopelessness that portray many underprivileged settings have led to a neighborhood street
• The backdrop often shows the decay in the city at the time: buildings in ruins, stores vandalized. We are going to show you the first seconds of the trailer and you will see the images are speaking for themselves. One of the important places shown in The Get Down is Charlotte Street, an area so devastated that it was seen as an example of the urban decay of the Bronx. • The show also briefly mentions the war on graffiti initiated by Ed Koch.
Wacquant discusses the urban exclusion on the issue of “new urban poverty” by taking xenophobic attitudes and increasing the urban inequalities into consideration. He addresses urban exclusion on the base of degradation, high rates of unemployment and a low morality (p.370). These elements also enable us to reconsider urban exclusion in post-1980s. For example, immigrant Kurdish population settling in gecekondu areas in Turkey expose not only the exclusion from labor market, but also intense racial stigma and degradation of their sui generis moral standards and
The author expands his explanations with various sociological theories. Moreover, he discusses why the poor urban areas attract police officers to patrol them more often. The content of certain chapters is used in sociological and political explanations of police brutality. Holmes, M. D., & Smith, B. W. (2008). Race and police brutality: Roots of an urban dilemma.
history (Angel, 2009). Description (Step 1): Eric Klinenberg’s social autopsy of the Chicago heat wave, aims to address the experienced controversial and ethical issues. Through his ethnographic study and unconventional approaches, Klinenberg adequately illustrates multi dimensions of the event. His case study further examines the outcomes of negligence, response failures, and addresses the disproportional ratio of deaths among the African American community.
La Haine is underlined by a ticking clock, and by Hubert’s story of a man falling (Kassovitz’s metaphor for the banlieue as social time bomb). Conflict in the working-class banlieue was a common occurrence before La Haine. The cités social problems include: run-down housing, a high populace of young people from immigrant backgrounds, drugs, and widespread unemployment. Just like in the film, they are regularly portrayed in the media as violent, dysfunctional areas. Vinz, Hubert, and Said’s isolation is representative of the social gap that separates the haves from the have-nots, the majority from the underclass, and the city center from the banlieue.
Gentrification rebuilds the ugly and torn buildings into new and improved buildings. Most gentrification happens in areas that are poorer, and have not been treated with a lot of care. I think that gentrification should not be allowed in areas that residents cannot afford the rising rent prices or people should have the choice if it happens. When the process of gentrification happens the rent
The Great Wall of Los Angeles places emphasis on the history of Native Americans and minorities groups along with their struggles. A particular piece of the mural that caught my eye was the “Zoot Suit Riot LA. 1943,” where a pair of black boots where over an individual, this image expressed so much about the hierarchy, dominance, and power of White people. Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles 1943 represents some of the struggles Chicanos faced, while trying to represent themselves in a racist discriminatory society. High-waisted,