T URB 210 -Weeks 7 & 8- Cities and Differences and the Production of Identity
T URB 210 -Weeks 7 & 8- Cities and Differences and the Production of Identity TURB 210
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T URB 210 Cities and Differences Social Production of Identity Evolution of Diversity in cities It all comes together in cities Geimeinschaft rural agricultural folk culture close knit family i Gesellschaft rational cosmopolitan culture urban 1900s1930s Lewis Worth I urbanism as a way of life Says social life in cities is unhealthy for people Like too many rats in a maze People don t know each other overcrowding Natural Areas I naturally homogeneous areas within the heterogeneous city these areas would continue up through the 1970s Gans 1950s Natural areas urban villages Natural racesethnicities tended to stay together Fisher 1960s Subculture theory There are many cultures under one dominant culture Melvin Webbar Community without Propinquity state of being close to someone Harvey 1970s Focuses on what produced the patters of natural areas why rather than what is on the map Natural areas were produced socially socially constructed areas I not natural FeministAntiRacism 19908 Believed that social construction of areas based on race class and gender made these areas Again not natural Skin color does not equal race I was socially produced that helped create these areas Example Production of Race and Place in Chinatown Vancouver BC How was it produced 1 City government I Zoning a Chinese were pushed into Chinatown 2 Violence and Crime 3 Media I Stereotyping a Inferior diseased drugs gambling etc Social Production of Identity What social factors produce identities Identity race class gender ethnicity Balance of Power Oppressed inferior Privileged superior Black lt White Homosexuals lt Heterosexuals Female lt Male Working Class lt RichUpper class Study on Brodkin s How the Jews Became White Pre 1920s Whites American Northwest European races South and Eastern European were not considered white Irish Polish Italian Jews Jews becoming middle class 1 Had experience in living and working in big cities in Eastern Europe a Familiar with garment factories b NYC s biggest industry at the time was in garments 2 GI Bill benefits from WWII a Provided benefits for housing education loans etc 3 CONY City University of New York a Up until the 1970s provided free tuition I Jews were able to increase their education 4 FHA Title II
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