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SOC205H1 Lecture Notes - Stonewall Riots, Urban Riots, Birmingham Campaign

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Lesley Kenny

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But summaries in your own words
So and so said… and so and so said…
*name on slides
Short form answers and few memories from lectures (okay pt. form)
X The difference between A and B is…… (right to the answer!!)
Urban SOCs up until the 1960s: (what do they focus on?) p. 576 (1st/ 2nd article)
Up to 1960s:
o Focus on Ecology (Human Ecology)
o Succession invasion
o People naturally gathered tgt
1. Worked with assumptions/givens about urbanization
2. Assumed “urbanization”=”modernization”
3. Urban concentration & dispersion analysed in terms of personal preference, taste and
a. Industrial land use considered only in terms of its efficiency in certain areas
b. E.g. “taking this course” is natural to u because u live in urban areas ( but also
some other reasons beside this)
c. Space merely reflected the characteristics of its inhabitants/users
d. E.g. This is what they want; this is natural happen there
4. Social and personal crises ascribed to urban living, human ecology model (not social
structure, Means of Production)
5. Ignored role of state in creating urban infrastructure; no conceptualization of the
relation btw state, economy and urban forms
All limbs and no heads (no one dominate paradigm; people are still following Parks’
Tracking of the cities : how they expand and their population movement
Same things: explain the same thing led to intellectual arouses
Urban riots in 1960s
Birmingham Campaign, 1963
o Birmingham, Alabama: worst of segregation and divided city
o Christian organized change in this city
Watts Riot, Augus/1965 (34 d.)
o LA started to burn
Stonewall Riots, June/1969
o Gay bar
1968 worldwide protests, mostly workers & students (esp. Paris, Italy & Argentina)
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