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 ...view middle of the document...
As darkness falls, the bench on Bridge Street becomes a meeting place for the younger generation who use the area to ‘hang out’, smoke and drink alcohol. . This highlights an indirect conflict, as it chances that the younger generations and the older generations will come into contact during the same times of day, however any tell tales signs, cigarette butts and empty cans, gives it all away and leaves room for an open debate and showing the inequalities between the two generations (age) and aslo mobility and acess to places.
Nof runs the Hawaiin Themed restaurant and has connotations with fun and happy holidays, which targets primarily the female market for occassions such as hen parties. While men are accepted if accompanying a woman or if they are an employee, however Nof does not encourage groups of men into his establishment as this may harm its identity and reputation (Blakeley et al., 2009, p.36). This already creates a gender inequality.
There are certain shops on City Rd where they have the exquisite and sari shops which is aimed at certain clientele (Making social lives DVD, 2009, scene 2). This creates inequalities in society in that only a certain group of people can go and shop in these exclusive shops. These inequalities also encourage people to dress differently from other people hence highlighting the inequalities amongst groups of people in society.
Some people gain from this reshaping of society….other people lose… It creates new inequalities and differences and it might reinforce existing inequalities and differences’ (Making Social Lives on City Road’, 2009)
There are material things such as bollards on City Road that may favour the activities of pedestrians over...