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Drawing on what you have learned from the Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, describe some inequalities on City Road.

I am going to discuss some of the differences and inequality that I have observed on City Road, through what I have learned from the Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1.

City Road is a busy main street in the city of Cardiff.   City Road   hosts a contemporary society where many different activities are carried out by varied groups of people. From being a street of small businesses in the twentieth century, City Road has transformed from a car sales region to presently where it is predominantly occupied by restaurants, cafes and take aways, a variety of shops such as Sanna Silk, a sari showroom and Equisite Africa. City Road is over 200 years old and began as just a country lane,

Parvati Raghuram stresses how immigration has playedd its part in making of the City Road, like many others in the contemporary UK.   This is proved by the memories and imaginations of those who live and work there, for example the men in the Municipal Club or Colin Butwell the newsagent; in the names of places like 'Death Junction' and the car trade, including the many shops, cafe's and restaurants. This explains how City Road has welcomed diversity hence promoting different ethnicities. Within these communities are difference classes of people linked to economic inequalities.

Activities on City Road differ with the time of day.   During day time, women have coffee in Taste Buds Caf'e hence experiencing the City Road differently from the younger generation who visit the night clubs and takeways at night. The young people tend to use City Road more in the night, this could be regarded as unequal access to economic resources, for example time.

The gentlemen in the Municipal Club (‘The Street’, 2009, scene 5),   discuss how they feel threatened by the changes and remaking of City Road from when they were younger to the present. As...