Drawing on what you have learned from the Making Social livers DVD and learning companion 1, outline how some benefit and others lose out on a street that you know.
During this assignment I will be exploring the ways in which some people benefit and how some lose out on a street. In light of the materials I have studied, I have found that there are many individuals who both benefit and lose out. For my studies I shall be looking at a street in Southampton called Shirley High street and seeing how it compares to City Road.
City Road displays a range of inequalities within a variety of issues. Shirley High Street also displays this. The term ` inequality` is referred to as the unequal distribution of valued social resources within or between societies.( Blakeley et al, page 26) I will explore social class, race and ethnicity.
The contrast between social classes can be linked to economic inequalities. This can be seen through a divide between the rich and the poorer societies.
The Making social lives DVD explores the Mackintosh centre. This identifies as a local sports centre during the week and at the weekend it is a home to the farmers market. In the DVD, Simon Bromley points out that the local community could well feel excluded from the centre encouraging people not to attend and feeling excluded. It should be noted that there are a lot of students shopping at the market. This shows insight into how people perceive society. This can in turn have an impact on economic equalities. There is a large fence surrounding the Mackintosh centre and its facilities, this could give the impression to the local people that this centre if private and out of their price range.
Today’s society is created by objects, people and their environment. This creation constantly requires re-shaping and in turn creates inequality. Shirley High street is constantly changing to meet the needs of society.
On the High street, bigger stores such as sainsburys and Lidls...