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Question-Drawing on what you have learned from the Making of Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, describe some inequalities on City Road.
This essay will be focusing on the inequalities I have observed within City Road. The term inequalities is defined as “the unequal distribution of valued social resources within a society or between societies” (Blakeley et al, 2012,p.24). Furthermore this essay will look at how these observed and described inequalities consequently advantage and disadvantage certain individuals or groups of people who live and work within City Road.
The first clear inequality on City Road is the difference between how locals feel about the street during the day and the night. The video observes residents talking about their experiences on the street during these differing times as well as their imagined perception of the street.   It is clear from the types of businesses on City Road that its target cliental is the younger generations. There are many pubs, restaurants and takeaways which offer services aimed at this target group, subsequently increasing the ease to purchase alcohol, a possible cause of the feared anti-social behaviour, although this is contradicted by the local police man, who believes the street is a safe place if people take personal precautions. Although providing a good source of income to a large proportion of City Road, who are equally providing a diverse variety of entertainment to clients, it is clear that older generations do not feel comfortable within the environment, especially at night. Evidence of this is provided from the customers at the Municiple Club, one man describes how he is “afraid to walk up it” (Making Social Lives,2009,Scene 5) at night, another exclaims because of this, he doesn’t think the club will survive, therefore the inequality is advantages to the younger generations and selected businesses, rather than the long standing local people.  
Another recognisable inequality involves the...