Culture-Lecture 6-Anthropology and the Residential Space Apr 2 2009

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Anthro lecture April 2, 2009
Lecture 6 ร† Anthropology and the residential space
i) INTRO
ii) Front yard
x Space become form of communication from those in the house to those who pass by it
x If front yard was clean, perfect, you might conclude that decent people live there
iii) Structures
รŽ Historical
x Social gospel ร† Christian movement, based on personal dalvation was contingent on social
salvation which was contigent on a beautiful public environment
x The general moral character could be improved if there were more nice places
x Connection with morality, maintain a beautiful front yard
x Weeds = disease, garbage, crime
x Lawn = high economic status, lots of labour to maintain
x Suburbs = in between country and city + lots of spaces
รŽ Economic
x People care about their front lawns because they care about how the public views it because it
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x Catholic Portuguese will have a virgin mary on the front lawn
รŽ Cultural
x When home buyers go around searching they have the tendency for them to prefer a homeland
that agrees with their ascetic
x Curb appeal
รŽ Political
x Laws ร† in Toronto there iis a weed by law.. if your weeds grow over 9 inches then the city can
charge u and cut them down
x Sept 07 ร† new bylaw that prohibits home owners to use pesticides
x Gardening books in the 1930s advised people to keep chickens to destroy the pests
IV) Lawn and order
x What were these ppl trying to communicate about their law
รŽ Meticulous and hard working
รŽ I love rocks
รŽ I talk to my grass
x Who resisted and who conformed
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Lecture 6 anthropology and the residential space. N space become form of communication from those in the house to those who pass by it. If front yard was clean, perfect, you might conclude that decent people live there. N social gospel christian movement, based on personal dalvation was contingent on social salvation which was contigent on a beautiful public environment. N the general moral character could be improved if there were more nice places. N connection with morality, maintain a beautiful front yard. N suburbs = in between country and city + lots of spaces. Lawn = high economic status, lots of labour to maintain. N people care about their front lawns because they care about how the public views it because it. N catholic portuguese will have a virgin mary on the front lawn. N when home buyers go around searching they have the tendency for them to prefer a homeland that agrees with their ascetic.

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