Drawing on what you have learnt from the DD102 module materials and your work on TMA 01, outline some examples of difference on City Road, Cardiff.

Difference is the contrast between groupings of people, such as those based on gender, class, age, sexuality, and race or ethnicity (Blakeley and Staples 2014 p25). This essay uses examples of difference on City Road and discusses shops and restaurants including their owners. It will also cover different behaviours and beliefs on social ordering and groups of people who use City Road in their everyday lives.

Connor Wall in Making Lives (The Open University, 2014a) goes to the tattoo parlour to have a tattoo done that he feels represents something important to him and it symbolises his uphill struggle. There is also a Beauty Parlour on City Road that people use to have something done that is important to them and it makes them happy. The difference between these two establishments is that: one you pay a lot of money, time and pain to have something permanently tattooed onto your skin and it is not open to everyone. Two -   you pay for something that is done relatively quickly and painlessly but you will have to keep going back to have the procedure done again and again but this is available to more people. Stephen Sweetman in Making Lives (The Open University, 2014a) is different to an able bodied person in the fact that he is disabled and has to use a wheelchair to get around which he has learnt to do efficiently and without too much help. He has now turned his attention to trying to make the lives of other disabled people on the street an easier than what he has had to endure.

Mark Hocking and Nof Al-Kelaby in Connecting Lives (The Open University, 2014a), have both worked on City Road for many years. The difference between these two men is one is a restaurant owner and the other was a car sales man who changed his career to become a design engineer making bespoke products for companies. Nof came to the...