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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Fall

Description
Social Disorganization Theory 1) Early influence of Chicago School of Sociology  Importance of rapid social change concepts of good neighbourhoods and bad neighbourhoods certain things happen within social change looks at shifts over periods of times, things that happen with different growth over different periods of time massive city growth: lots of jobs BUT ex. Alberta- high levels of drug & gang problems  affordable issues: housing, increased poverty issues, poverty, increased immigration, increased levels of types of criminal behaviors  link between these social problems and rapid social growth  Associated problems with change population increase is taken into account where people find themselves 2) Ernest Burgess: Concentric Zone Theory  Factory Zone (the loop)  Zones in transitions  becomes a thing of interest, have factories, recent immigrants,
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