Tma 01 the Street

In Light of what you have learned about “City Road”, describe some of the inequalities on a street which you know.

From studying the course materials on “City Road” and from the “Introducing the social sciences, learning companion 1”, I have been able to look at “The Strand” Dawlish in a whole new context. As I walk down “The Strand” I can’t help but now notice how the economic society and consumerism has dispositioned a typically “local” town.
The Strand in Dawlish would normally be looked at as a thriving mixed age seaside town with plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Unfortunately just like “City Road” local shops that have been there for years are now disappearing and this is causing huge inequalities within the community. Local produce shops and many others have all been unfortunately led to closure. This is mainly due to larger supermarkets forming within the surrounding towns, because of these supermarkets being easily accessible many able-people are capable of driving/catching public transport, to take advantage of the cheaper products in which the supermarkets are able to offer because they can be flexible with change/variety in respect to import of products. These closures have been affecting the elderly along with the un-able as they are dispositioned by the lack of necessary amenities that were issuing a reasonable price for their products and were situated in walking distance.
Within the “The Strand” the inequalities between rich and poor status are not fully visible to the naked eye. If you were to walk down “The Strand” you would typically class people as being of “working class”, its not until you take a closer look at peoples clothing styles, manner and product choice that you are able to see the difference between the working class groups of “middle” and “lower” class, although you are able to see these differences with youth, young adults, adults and the middle aged, the elderly is one age group that is unique and un-able to...