On individual and social forms - Urbanzation

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Human Rights and Equity Studies
HREQ 1730
Saeed Hydaralli

On individual and social forms  Making sense of the city  Everyday interactions-estrangement Analysis: - Simmel: - Characteristics of the stranger – inviting us to think about an actual stranger - Allowing us to think of the stranger : Jews were taxed the same( head tax), while the Christians and wealthy people were not. *Jews were considered outsiders and were not full fledge members of society . - trading attracted them because it allowed them to trade and move around to different places. -the stranger has both an attachment(closeness) & detachment(remoteness) to the society that they are a part of - whatever we are looking at we want to be invested in ex:Rob Ford- we are invested in any kind of work in relation to rob ford. we take what we do seriously - The stranger take his or her attachment seriously but also a detachment( remoteness) because if your too heavily invested in something you lose perspective you become blind. Don’t get too close, closeness blinds you. - Ex: medusa & the shield : her reflection kills her - Ex:parent&child: the child is always good , does nothing wrong  “ The potential wander...has not quite gotten over the freedom of coming and going “ – the person stays , doesn’t leave  The stranger is not beholden to anyone , has the ability to come and go  Stranger- both insider& outsider ( its an attitude)  Insider( you know some stuff) outsider( suspend what you know , take a view as an outsider) outsider can also be traveling to another country- look at the world with wonder as if you’re seeing it for the first time.  Harold Garfingle - Breaching experiment: see the rules that every people follow, Its rules that we don’t know but we just do . to break the rules makes people realize theres rules  Elevator experiment: students facing the person entering the elevator getting close .  Breaking the order of everyday  Freedom from pardismship - don’t need to defend anyone or take sides allows you to enjoy everything overall. You will learn  “ the stranger is an element of the group itself..an element whose membership within the group involves both outside it & confronting it “ – ( the member belongs & knows & is apart of it )  The stranger is stimulated by the everyday or ever day discussion ( in the same way that the strangeness of situations and practises gain our attention )– everyday roles  Term: Roles ( everyday roles) : The function assumed or par
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