Dd Tma 01

Question: Describe some inequalities on City Road.

I will answer this question by looking at three points that I think are important and interesting to discuss in relation to our social lives.   In light of what I have learned, my chosen points will be:

Inequalities in relation to age
Inequalities in relation to ethnicity
Inequalities in relation to economy

Inequalities in Relation to Age

As we know, different places or buildings have different meanings to different people at different times.   A lot of this is reflected in part to peoples ages.   For example, the older generation tend to use City Road as place to do their shopping or to socialise.   They like the traditionalism of the shops and they use Taste Buds café as a social place as well as a café.   It makes them feel safe, they enjoy interacting with different people and the owner Jose Ramos Suarez makes them feel very welcome.   The cliental in Taste Buds is predominantly the older generation.   This generation though wouldn’t necessarily feel welcome in places such as the pool hall or the sports centre.   It almost seems that during the day the street belongs to the elderly, parents and children and workers.
At night though, this changes.   The night time belongs to the youngsters, with the restaurants and bars becoming alive with the vibrancy of lights, sounds, smells and the like. These youngsters go out at night to enjoy themselves by various means.   Some of the older generation and those with small children do not necessarily feel safe during this time though, and so becomes obvious an inequality about age.
The older generation also tend not to like change, so as the street evolves and grows they begin to feel out of place and nostalgic.   This is apparent when Lloyd Robson speaks to the men in the municipal club, they speak about how people don’t want to go to these sorts of places anymore and play cribbage, sit and have an afternoon beer and chat, they want bars, clubs and restaurants.   The...