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University of Toronto Scarborough
John Hannigan

SOCB44: October 29, 2012 Contributions - city is an important subject for sociological investigation - something distinctive about the city and the way of life it creates Limitations - time and space bound (e.g. Overcrowding in Berlin before 20 century) - contradictory claims Chicago 1860 112, 000 population 1900 1.5 M 1930 3.5 M - what happens when a city grows that much? ^ dislocation, problems emerge - early sociologists investigate when a city grows that large - “shock city of the early 20 century” - Factors o migration (moving from the farm to the big city) o immigration (from Eastern Europe - Poland, Southern Europe - Italy) o dual adjustment that immigrants and migrants make  communication, how they lived, etc. Robert Park - the city, some suggestions for the study of Human behavior (1916) - father of urban sociology - “Chicago School” - his colleague: Burgess – looked over his books - deviance social disorganization o the institutions or killers of social organizations that govern the lives of these newcomers to the cities o when the institutions began to wash away, they reproduce form of social disorganizations  juvenile delinquency, crime, marriage breakdown, divorce, adultery, illegitimacy  began to be common everywhere VS when it was unknown in the old country - roman catholic church o e.g. Poland – a very conservative catholic city - family o institutions at the very core are some that came from family – kinship - task to build society again that the society is falli
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