SOC205H1 Lecture Notes - Zip Code, Consumer Capitalism, Urban Design

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21 Mar 2013
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Department
Course
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Poverty and Alienation
Last Class: we live where we live for sociological reasons; Immigration, segregation, enclaves,
ghettos
Today:
Symbolic economies
TO’s 3 cities
Secession of the successful
Public space: not really “public” they are managed, eg. Mall
Consumer capitalism
Public vs private space
o I do belong here but I don’t….
Why you live here? Jay and Finch
Ideas of certain area, presented by the media
Why those ppl not here?
Lecture:
“What’s your postal code?”
“Tell me someone’s ZIP code and I can predict what they eat, drink, drive even think”
To keep the cooperation growing
Income enclaves, broken down much more finely
o Homogeneous experiences
Easier for government and cooperation to control things and make things happen in
certain way
o No community centre in certain area
Production of Urban Space
Gentrification processes
Immigration processes
o Chinese own corner store: discrimination practices no bank loans, and money
to do their own thing
De-industrialization
Where manufacturing moved out of city centres, often out of country
Gone from economies of production, to economies of consumption
Service Economy
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Last class: we live where we live for sociological reasons; immigration, segregation, enclaves, ghettos. Public space: not really public they are managed, eg. mall. Ideas of certain area, presented by the media. Tell me someone"s zip code and i can predict what they eat, drink, drive even think . Income enclaves, broken down much more finely: homogeneous experiences. Easier for government and cooperation to control things and make things happen in certain way: no community centre in certain area. Immigration processes: chinese own corner store: discrimination practices no bank loans, and money to do their own thing. Where manufacturing moved out of city centres, often out of country. Gone from economies of production, to economies of consumption. Idea that individual nation/ state economies are increasingly bound up with others. Deregulation - international trade tariffs (taxes) changed to facilitate more trade btw more countries.

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