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    1. What are the developmental phases for American cities? Briefly describe each stage of development discussing the most important features for city development. There are five developmental phases for American cities. The earliest phase of urban development begins with the frontier urbanization. This period in time is characterized by the U.S. economy attempting to organize itself until independence begins to take place. The second phase (1790-1840) falls under the wraths of “merchantilism,”…

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    Sudhir's Workout Summary

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    want to stop reading. Sudhir takes the readers throughout the lives of gang members and ones living in poverty to further explore this section of Chicago. Venkatesh starts his excursion in the housing projects of Chicago to complete research on urban poverty and their effects on others. He will soon stumble upon some men who do not welcome him warmly; he has come across the Black Kings. This gang specializes in the distribution of crack and they happen to be a part of the housing project he…

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    From the beginning of the establishment of the United States, young black men have been limited by socioeconomic factors. Factors include inner city life, income and the role of a traditional family. Despite having the same name and briefly living near each other, The Other Wes Moore follows two young men who lead vastly different lives, impacted by social and economic situations. Moore presents his story and the polarizing story of his namesake in a back-and-forth. Moore’s argument is…

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    Dharavi Social Location

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    Social location/pg. 4: The group membership that people have because of their location in history and society. Dharavi is the largest slum in Mumbai. It consists of roughly 18 million people in one square mile; eighty-five percent of which have a job. A large majority of the residents’ jobs are involved in sorting through the trash to re-turn it into something usable. They are called rag pickers. While there are different districts in Dharavi, everyone still cooperates together. It is a…

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    Jennifer Light’s From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America traces the transfer of military techniques, technologies, and experts to city management and organization during the early Cold War. Defense intellectuals approached urban problems using techniques developed during the Second World War; systems analysis, aerial surveillance, and computer simulation Coincidentally enough, From Warfare to Welfare itself originated in the defense establishment.…

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    This clearly shows the comparison between open space of air traffic with the thin overfilled and jammed lanes in the slum. This scene in the movie shows that the infuriated security guards understood the aspects of slums that they are not aware of. This is the physical structure of the slum from which the guards and police are estranged, regardless of their everyday happenstance with it. Salaam Bombay’s opening scene shows how slum is disorganized and messy with everything muddled up. But…

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    Batuhan Şen 15010003012 Lect. Esen Kara ENG113 They All Know It Is There "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" is a short story by Ursula Le Guin which tells the story of a city called Omelas. The city is unique, because while the citizens dwell in wealth and prosperity, one kid must suffer and live in filth. The story questions whether can you live while an innocent kid suffers, or would you walk away? In this way, Scapegoating becomes necessity for the order of the Omelas society. In this…

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    Detroit does not carry the same legacy’s it once did. It wasn’t until after WWII that Detroit suffered this shift. In his book, “The Origins of the Urban Crisis”, historian Thomas Sugrue strives to give an explanation to this shift and find the answer to why Detroit has become the site of persistent racialized poverty and what exactly caused the urban crisis in post WWII Detroit. Sugrue found that Detroits situation was not predetermined (Capeci 1718). Instead, it was the decisions of…

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    Slum dogs The first concept from the book that I am going to link to this video is the term ‘socialization’. In the book, this means, the process by which people learn the characteristics of their group-the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, norms, and actions though appropriate for them (Henslin 67). I chose this concept for multiple reasons. One reason I chose this concept is because in the city Dharavi they are over populated with 1,000,000 people in a square mile. This means that they…

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    American Apartheid Systematic racism exists in different realms, affecting one or more races and impacting their lives with a focus on minorities , which overall mostly correlates with class. While I am not saying blacks are the only groups that can be a target of racism, I will say it's harder for a colored, or black person to hide their race in order to free themselves from the social and economic stigmas that it holds. One can imagine a wealthy business person and a poor homeless man and…

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