Lecture 8 Study Notes

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Jason Ramsay

Lecture #8: Status, Social Capital and Child Development Monday, March 7 2011 Edward Hopper An American painter, trained in Paris, who began depicting simple urban scenes His work was about alone-ness and urban alienation In his work, there is a sense that although people are in closer proximity to one another in cities, ironically, they are lonelier because of it His work was realistic he was a member of Ashcan School Nighthawks: Urban Alienation: Urban sociology is the sociological study of social life and human interaction in metropolitan areas. It is a normative discipline of sociology seeking to study the structures, processes, changes and problems of an urban area and by doing so providing inputs for planning and policy making. Urban Alienation and Social Capital Hopper was concerned with the psychological relationship between people and places, especially within urban American cities His works suggests an uneasy relationship with the place, and a diminished relationship with people Importantly he shows us places that were traditionally for meeting people, now producing uneasy solitude Automat: Niel Postman Chop Suey: Niel Postman Lack of groups Notably, there is a lack of the group as subject www.notesolution.com
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