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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB44H3
Professor
John Hannigan
Semester
Fall

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Introduction -crime rates are decreasing in Toronto -cities are continued to be meaningful units of residence and identity to people -*cities are meaningful to people* -e.g. Olympics are organized by country; sports teams are organized by locality (cities) -we care about local sports teams, minority cares about other sports teams -people are not just citizens of cities but are part of the world -*cities are understood to have distinct lifestyles and problems* -*e.g. urban vs. rural; country vs. city; urban vs. suburban* -these days, a lot of people live in urban areas, not many grow up in rural areas/farms -distinctions are receding; farms are dying -suburban growth after World War; people moved out of cities and into suburbs -big cities in US were left in poor; Australia was very suburban -present era: a lot of things are changing, huge movements of population -e.g. commuting meant traveling from suburbs to downtown -statistic show increasingly, people are c
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