SOC 240 week seven notes
SOC 240 week seven notes Soc 240
Popular in People In Places: Understanding and Developing Community
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Date Created: 10/04/15
Tuesday Creative Capital 0 What is Florida s argument What are his critiques of Putnam 0 Bowling Alone was a big deal it made Putnam a superstar and everyone read it 0 Florida describes the rise of the creative class 0 Calls Putnam outmoded and out of touch 0 Re eXplains community of place 0 Explores the true DNA that founds communities People move to citiesdesire city settings 0 The creative class consists of entrepreneurs entertainers and actors o Attracted to places where they can do more stuff I Nightliferecreation I Creative centers 0 Music Art 0 These places are I Politically progressive I Diverse I Tolerant I Open to gay community I Hip happening Creative people are lured to locations where they work What lures them 0 Establishments like Indian food Coffee shops Art galleries I WineCraft beer This is an orthodox to historical trends in economic development 0 Historical belief is introducing factories to communities satisfies the need for jobs 0 It is the job of cities to lure the companies who have the factories I Referred to as smoke stack chasing 0 Offer incentive to companies 0 Mostly financial taX incentives o Reductions on income and property taX Putnam s observations include people don t work up the ranks of companies anymore they bounce around between companies 0 In Florida s model the companies locate their factories where the creative people move 0 The more stuff establishments lure people who then lure jobs factories I This saves the town capital because it doesn t need to offer breaks to corporations I Jesse James argues that the recent addition of hotels and commerce to Uptown Normal has turned in into a creative center 0 The hotels bring in business people who are followed by other capital 0 Isn t Florida merely describing Putnam s generational change It is easier to develop social capital in places that are very homogenous where everyone knows each other gemeinschaft o In opposition to this the younger generation wants to be lost amidst the hustle and bustle of gesselschaft Focusing on attracting factories companies to communities of place is a dated policy because jobs can be shipped over seas globalization o This is a new development 0 The solution is creating unique communities of place because those can t be shipped over seas Thursday DudleyProblem of Community 0 Traits of Gemeinschaft 0 Location with enduring patterns of relationships 0 Anti marketanti capitalist Farming has been industrialized it is an vertical integration of fiber and food production 0 Individualism manipulates social meanings of accountability o Cautious farmers view success in terms of family continuity o Ambitious farmers view success in maximized profit and upward social mobility for younger generation The 1980 s farming crisis was caused by farmers not keeping their word to lending institutions 0 They borrowed money and used the money for different things while allowing the farm to tank 0 Farms aren t Berry s local solution 0 They are only intergenerational family projects if they make money Because farms are a business not a way of life they aren t anti marketcapitalist 0 These communities aren t ideal gemeinschaft San Cristobal Verapaz case study 0 Mountains behind town lake on the edge of the village at the base of the mountains 0 Lake is named Laguna Chichoj 0 From aerial view half of the lake is dark green I It is invasive aquatic plant life that has grown because of sewage poop and fertilizer Fertilizer is put on the mountainsides where the farms are 0 Rains come and wash the fertilizer down the mountainside o The runoff goes into Laguna Chichoj People burn trash of dump it where nobody is looking 0 No sewers in SCV o No plant to treat waste 0 No municipal trash service none in Guatemala Peasants use water from the lake to wash fish and irrigate crops and d nk A peasant led coalition determined the town government wasn t providing adequate services 0 A treatment plant wasn t a politically or financially feasible solution Local government responds with an environmental roundtable 0 Participants included I Presided over by mayor I National level political interests I NGOs Consultants I Peasant opinion but merely token feedback 0 Concluded lake to be declared a protected area I Symbolically rich I Elites don t live off the lake I It was a realistic option financially attainable cheaper What does protected area accomplish o Prevents further damage 0 Town government receives cash to manage protected area Consultants find protected area isn t feasibledesirable Village couldn t turn lake into protected area 0 The rules penalized the peasants who lived off the lake 0 Declaring the lake a protected area didn t eliminate the waste poop or runoff There are multiple conceptions of what the lake means 0 Peasants and elites have different conceptions Use value value of something based on usefulness for everyday life Exchange value how much you can get for something on the market 0 Old chair I use value is sitting on the chair it provides comfort every day I Exchange value lower you could sell the chair for a few dollars Brick of gold use value is tiny the exchange value is HUGE Pre capitalism things only had use value
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