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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCC11H3
Professor
Rania Salem
Semester
Winter

Description
Socc11 lecture 4 (January 30 2014) Mass Private Property -a dominant type of communal space -owned by individuals or corporations, grant particular forms of common access and flow— shopping malls, outdoor squares, sporting venues (these are interesting forms of space even though they’re privately owned: one doesn’t need to have a claim that one owns the property or has right to the property, such as universities, they are private property and can’t be included under the rubric of communal space, because not everything is accessible, nor everyone is allowed because you have to be a member of the university, you should have business here, your id’s are checked and an explanation is required if you’re not a part of the school. There is a right to public access, but the ability of private property owners is restricted to the type property owned -communal spaces are privately owned but people use them, and you don’t need a right of membership -policing and security is embedded -designed to manage flows of individuals through conduits e.g, ikea, you go into it, the first thing you see is the little footsteps that you must follow otherwise you will get lost. Industrialist psychologist made ikea highly spacalized, by the time you get to the end of ikea, it is highly possible you want something due to the marketing technique, -transient consumer is value and encouraged -there are ideal types of communal space, no such thing as a perfect communal space -in some sort of sense, we’re talked about the network of policing and the different actors involved, policing is a geography of regulated space e.g, walking through an airport, go through a whole bunch of types of policing and spaces that embody that regulation is spacing -so to think of policing and its definition in spatial terms is very useful and it allows us to grasp the complicated character of policing that goes on today that we’re not even aware -communal space was defined as space in which one doesn’t have the right to exercise personal property -mass personal property is a specific and important category of communal space which seems paradoxical but again a contradiction of how spacing is experienced -many public buildings and spaces aren’t communal space (hospital, city hall, universities) while some private sites (mass private property like shopping malls or entertainment complexes) are places of significant communal public experience in a culture that links self-identity with consumerism St. Lawrence market imp. Example of communal space, a space that is very complicated in terms of policing and security structure, the nature of it and how its spread out and its combinations of public and private space, there is north market on the left side and south market on the right side and people constantly crossing in between. The main form of regulation there is the licensed police officers/security guards. It is a public space though it is completely private, members have the right to go the market without needed to be an employer there, they’re regulated under law Tresspass to property act: -its provincial legislation, north American trespassing legislation is fairly unique and differs from European trespass -there is a nexus between communal space and policing -squating rights in England have very much been reduced in the last two decades, but there still is a right to squat in England; e.g, if you were away from your house for 6 months and you weren’t using it, then individuals would have the legal right to move in and take up residence, to remove them, you would have to report to the court, the right to private property was not absolute -however, in N.A, squatting was not allowed, the right to private property is in fact absolute for individuals TPA: Occupier 1. In this act, occupier includes: (a) a person who is in physical possession of premises or (b) a person who has responsibility for and control over the condition of premises or the activities there carried on, or control over persons allowed to enter the premises, even if there is more than one occupier of the same premises (occupant: person who owns the property, Gardner, renter, superintendent, neighbor, people working at a bar/restaurant,; anyone that the owner says is an occupier, it’s a designation that is given by the property owner .so if the manager at the
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