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    Chicago is known for having many neighborhoods and each one having individual cultures and identities. The city has more than 200 neighborhoods and 77 community areas and all of them have a deep history that when combined with the others, it creates the complex history of the city we know today. Each neighborhood has unique cultural aspects and historical landmarks, in which the city encourages tourist and locals to go and explore them in each neighborhood. In other words, Chicago sells and distinguish each neighborhood in key ways. Chicago has more or less 2.7 million people and by the city’s population being so large and grand, it is usual for each neighborhood to have different cultural, social and economic aspects; thanks to the diversity of people’s backgrounds, class division and segregation in each area. Out of the many neighborhoods in Chicago,…

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    ignoring the cries of the community, and violence plaguing the streets, in many Chicago neighborhoods. One neighborhood in particular is the Back of the Yards. The back of the Yards is located on the Southside of Chicago…

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    In this paper I will discuss whether the Chicago Heat Wave as written about in Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg, is best defined as a social or natural disaster. Klinenberg talks about each as a possible explanation for the Chicago Heat Wave. Like Klinenberg I believe that the Chicago Heat Wave was a natural disaster, there were record temperatures and the city could do little in defense when faced with situations like this. However, this explanation does not…

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    Eula Biss Analysis

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    Essay One: Rough Draft Both Aleksandar Hemon and Eula Biss both argue that having a sense of belongingness to a community is important for people to feel, and I agree with that because having a place to call home can make someone feel like they are a part of something and makes them feel comfortable. On the contrary, if you do not feel as though you belong to a certain community, you lose a sense of uniqueness and having a special emotional tie to where you live. In Aleksandar Hemon's "Lives…

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    Windy City Sociology

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    Chicago, Illinois often referred to as the Second City or the Windy City has recently taken on a much more ominous nickname, Chiraq. The dubious title that entails that a major American city share similar traits to the worn torn country of Iraq comes about from the dramatic and unfortunate rise of gang violence in the city and metro area. Despite success in curbing crime from its peak levels in the early 90’s the decrease is no more, crime has come roaring back in the Windy City, leaving many…

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    Wal-Mart In Chicago

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    Wal-Mart tried get approval to build two stores in the Chicago city area. Although Wal-Mart was currently in the Chicago Metropolitan area, it had no foothold in the city of Chicago itself (Baron 2010). However, Wal-Mart had previously experienced labor issues in the past with other states in the U.S. With those labor issues looming, Wal-Mart had a negative stigma when it tried to break into new markets. This was the case in Chicago in 2004 when Wal-Mart…

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    formation of these ghettos is characterized by the racial prejudice of the era, racially charged violence in the form of race riots, and the development of black culture within the United States. This is best exemplified by the ghettoized Harlem neighborhood of New York City and the South Side of Chicago, or “Bronzeville”. From these ghettos arose two significant periods of thriving African American culture, the Harlem and Chicago/Bronzeville Renaissances, which established the presence of the…

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    reason of this historical investigation is to answer the following question: Why are more African Americans attracted to the Chatham area and succeed within this area? African Americans have been found in this neighborhood due to many factors: low income, low employment rate, and selling houses at low rates. Chatham neighborhood consist of African Americans in the middle-class status. To reach a result of this conflict, I will focus on African Americans success and reasons of being in this…

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    Gun Violence In Chicago

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    The Family of Chicago In almost all cities there is violence; however, Chicago stands out above most for violence and crime rates. Crime rates will decrease when people unite as a close knit community by experiencing the fun of Chicago. When a community becomes close knit they act like a family and families don’t let other people hurt their family. If the city of Chicago offers a weekend for all to come down and experience Chicago, individuals will come together. Segregation rates in Chicago…

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    The Chicago School of Sociology emerged in the 1920’s and the 1930’s. In this school the first in depth studies of urban sociology commenced. The lead sociologists involved with the University included Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Louis Wirth. They explored two key themes of sociology; urban ecology and urbanism as a way of life. These concepts greatly enhanced our understanding of cities and urban life. Their studies revolved around urban land-use and its effect on society, resulting in an…

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