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Week 3 Notes

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Week 3 Notes Soc 240

Julia Alexandra Lord
People In Places: Understanding and Developing Community
Michael Dougherty

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People In Places: Understanding and Developing Community
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Date Created: 09/08/15
Sociology 240 People in Places Week 3 Notes What makes a place rural 9 People who live there culture 9 Jobs offered farming vs office 9 Number of people in the area population density 9 Connectivity of people 9 Isolation and Remoteness Numbers Cultu re Economy Seven Community Capitals Assets 1 Human Capital Attributes specific to individuals that can be used for community 2 Natural Capital Natural resources amenities 3 Built Capital Infrastructure bridges buildings etc 4 Financial Capital Money capital 5 Political Capital Rules and Regulations Power Ability to influence the distribution of resources 6 Cultural Capital Access to cultural worlds within society Ex festivals Chinatown Little Italy etc 7 Social Capital Value of Relationships Trust The Professional Problem 9 Jobs held by professionals aren t directed at the community Only the individual 9 People want to better themselves even if it hurts the community 9 Professionals try to do good things but make the problems worse 9 More resources but doing less work They are the problem definers From Citizen to Client Labeling obscures issues of power and control Poor people defined as deficient by those whose incomes depend on the deficiency they de ne Citizen Everyday people neighbor 9 Believe they can make a positive changeimpact 9 People who are actively engaged in community 0 People who care 0 Volunteers 0 Invested in community Client 9 Feeling deficient 9 Feel as if we need these services 9 Lose power 9 We buy from others 3 Explanations for professional problem 1 Inefficiency 2 Arrogance 3 Iatrogenic The helpers are actually hurting you solutions to problems that actually make the problems worse Ex side effects of medicine that are worse than the actual sickness 9 Why do we have this problem Communitydrawing from de Tocqueville 9 quotSmall groups of common citizens coming together to form associations that solve problems Labeled people Surrounded by services thus isolated from community life Wendel Berry Kentucky born novelist poet and farmer new agrarianism 0 Modern day reinterpretation of Gemeinschaft 0 Should all be selfsufficient 0 Take pride in the good work 3 Critiques of Global Capitalism 1 Efficiency replacing workers 2 Competition destroys itself 3 Globalization destroys local diversity and independence


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