This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Dd101 Tma01 Essay

911 words - 4 pages

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...

Other Papers Like Dd101 Tma01

Hate Crime Laws Essay

2348 words - 10 pages On June 7, 1998, 49-year-old James Byrd Jr. of Texas accepted a ride from three white men, who then beat him severely, urinated on him, chained him by his ankles to the back of their pick-up truck, dragged him for three miles into the countryside, and dumped his corpse in front of an African-American cemetery (Graczyk). A little over a year later, a jury sentenced ring leader John King to death by lethal injection (“Man Executed for Dragging

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy Case Study Conceptualization And Treatment Plan

2140 words - 9 pages Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy Case Study of Sarah: A Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Rational emotive behavior therapy, REBT, was developed by Albert Ellis and holds the central belief that the events in our lives do not cause our disturbances but that they are instead caused by our view of the events (Murdock, 2009). Murdock (2009) states that “people are seen as responsible for their behavior” (p. 279) but, because they are

Holidays In Albania

1636 words - 7 pages Have you ever thought about having exciting and incredibly cheap vacations? Albania might be the right choice. According to My Travel Guide, Albania is ranked the fourth among ten places worth visiting in Eastern Europe (“Top 10 Eastern European Destinations”). One can encounter three kinds of vacations in this Mediterranean country: winter, summer, and cultural. The ideal places to spend your winter vacations are the Albanian Alps. They are

A Heart Of Darkness

1748 words - 7 pages In this short story, there are frequent significant subject and ideas that make the story, "A Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad, and haunting novel. The main theme is absolute white power over the natives. The theme validates the corruption, and the dependence caused by the white people as they took over the Congo. White men were giving all the power; they had no self-control, and in the end they did not use wisely. The white men became

The Aspects Of Vulnerability Among The Exploited In Medical Research

2287 words - 10 pages Essentially, everyone is in some state of vulnerability. However, some of us are more susceptible to harm due to our vulnerabilities. The susceptible are the individuals with the greatest risk. These individuals risk the loss of their autonomy, and maybe even their lives. Vulnerable populations can be found in every subset of society. However, as previously mentioned, there are some vulnerable populations that are at an even greater risk than

The Hitchhiker’S Guide To The Galaxy

1171 words - 5 pages The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy As the human race makes life-changing discoveries, it is made apparent that there is always more to learn as the universe, instead of becoming familiar, is becoming absurd. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, as well as the 2005 film adaption, portrays absurdity to be an all-encompassing system in the universe. Through the introduction and attempt to understand lack of reason, the

The Ford Motor Company Wage Increase Of 1914 And The Theory Of Incentives And Efficiency Wages

1252 words - 6 pages ‘It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages’ (Henry Ford, cited in Johnson and Weinstein 2004, p. 2). When the Ford Motor Company announced that it would more than double the wages of its workers in January 1914 to a ‘five-dollar day’ minimum, was this a contradiction to Henry Ford’s statement? If customers are actually the ultimate payers of wages, then more than

Historical Analysis Of The Economical Breakthroughs Of The Industrial Revolution

1396 words - 6 pages A Historical Analysis of the Economical Breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution During the Industrial Revolution, many elements of society experienced huge breakthroughs that would change the way they functioned forever. Economics were definitely one of them. With many new inventions and many factories appearing, many, many, more resources were being created than ever before. Also, all of the revenue from these resources was being given to

Leadership Portrayed in Monologue from Shakespeare’s Henry V

1214 words - 5 pages Leadership is defined as a socially constructed process and which also affect organizational future outcomes. Leader is someone at high position who have overall duty for an organization, she or he decide what to do and the way how to achieve it. (Carter and Greer, 2013)The role of leader is extremely important for an organization, leader use their own power to influence the followers though many different ways such as motivation in order to

Cuba Civil Rights

1906 words - 8 pages Picture a country that has limits on how much you can make random government imprisonments and more what do you do. That is the situation for the eleven million seventy-five thousand two hundred forty-four people of Cuba since the takeover of Fidel Castro. The US is opposed to Castro taking control of Cuba. Castro managed to ease the United States nerves when he said that Cuba was against all forms of communism. According to Lana Wylie the Union

US Freight System

1273 words - 6 pages General Environment Each American requires the movement of approximately 40 tons of freight per year across the freight network. This includes everything from shirts to lawn mower to orange juice. • As the U.S. population expands, the U.S. freight system will be called upon to meet the demands of a larger population • Between 2010 and 2035, the system will experience a 22 percent increase in the total amount of tonnage it moves • By 2050, with

Related Essays

Dd101 Tma01 Essay

830 words - 4 pages 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

Dd101 Tma01 Outline How Some Win And Others Lose On A Street That You Know

838 words - 4 pages The high street in Westbourne is constructed in a circular pattern designated as Poole and Seamoor Roads respectively; and the differences between this area I know and love so well and the City Road in Cardiff introduced to me by the Making Social Lives DVD, simply could not be more startling. On the balance of appearance, it would seem that one has all the benefits and the other all the losses. Both Dr. Elizabeth Silva and Dr. Simon Bromley

Examine The Argument That Places Can Be A Source Of Inclusion And Exclusion For Specific Communities

890 words - 4 pages headings ) References- DD101 Introducing the Social Sciences, Learning Companion 1, Milton Keynes The Open University The Street 2009 DD101 Making Social Lives DVD Milton Keynes The Open University Student Name- Gerry Hogan Personel Identifier Number- C6464269 TMA01 Self Reflection I have really enjoyed working on the first module. Watching the DVD and reading about City Road in Cardiff and studying Market Street made me look at streets and society in a different way. What I found difficult was just the whole process of starting and getting the ball rolling.

Freedom And Responsibility Essay

2141 words - 9 pages Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were