City Road is one of the busiest streets in Cardiff and is an excellent example of the wide variety of life in a city today. Despite City Road being a multi-cultural society, there are many inequalities which exist. The term ‘inequality’ refers to “the unequal distribution of valued social resources within a society or between societies.” (Blakeley et al., 2012, p. 26). Throughout this essay I will explore factors such as the structure of City Road, parking and traffic congestion, local businesses and people’s perceptions and their role in becoming inequalities. The way City Road is structured does not reflect its society to a maximum.
There are many different types and levels of deprivation; including, poor and overcrowded housing, inadequate diet, low income and lack of opportunity for employment. Urban decline is caused by a variety of different factors. One factor, which has a particular impact on urban decline, is the political decisions made in a country. Governments can favour some cities over others. This will encourage development in those favoured rather than the others.
Inequality is a term used to describe the unequal distribution of valued social resources therefore its an unfair situation, in which some groups in society have more money, opportunities or power than others. In both study materials, the making social lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, we look at City Road. This road consists of lots of different shops, majority of which are restaurants and takeaways targeted at the local ethnic minority and student populations. After studying both study materials I have come to acknowledge the many different inequalities on City Road. The first inequality I will talk about is an Ethnic inequality.
I feel that’s an inequality, because when people do not want to look after there area or things start going down hill instead of helping prevent it the problems get worse and people move away. The police and other authorities are helping to prevent it which is good but the people in the community need to see what’s happening and help. All these things add up and make a lot of little inequalities along City Road. In conclusion. I would say there are a number of inequalities that shape City Road, How it works and how the people work.
We live in an environment that consists of many different backgrounds, cultures and religions. With that being said, there are things we all can agree with and there are things that we may agree to disagree because we may never see eye-to-eye on certain subjects. Bartender etiquette references the rule of never bringing up politics or religions with customers because it causes tensions and may even cause a fight in the bar and forever lose good customers. Because the world we live in as become so diverse it’s like we are walking on egg shells because we have to mindful of other races, other religions and overall other peoples beliefs. 4.
Australia’s Earliy 1900 Leisure - they had no radio, television or movies - little time for leisure during the week and they also had to work on Saturday - on Saturday afternoon they could go to a football match or the horseracing or in summer to a beach if they could afford the tram fares - Saturday nights there were dances in the local hall -Theatre was also popular for those who could afford it in the cities, the larrikins were a group of men known as pushes who roamed the streets and bars and often caused trouble - tennis were considered to be only for the middle and upper classes since the majority of courts were privately owned - Middle classes provided them with access to a more comfortable lifestyle. Financial abundance and stability allowed them the flexibility of not having to devote all of their time to work, unlike the working class
During the day this is used as a restaurant, which welcomes everybody from children to older people. This shows that during the day, people with different ages use the street for different reasons. However at night the club is used as a place for people to drink and dance. This causes age diversities as only people over a certain age are allowed in and the older generation won’t want to go to places like that at night, meaning they won’t use the street at that time of night. Frodingham Road is used for many purposes, for different people of all ages and races.
That same foundation has worked tirelessly to successfully ban smoking in all public places including bars, restaurants, workplaces, and even public streets. Their logic is that banning smoking will cleanse the air of impurities that smokers choose to ingest, but should not inflict onto others. The unfortunate truth is that not every business wants to place a ban on smoking. In the early 2000s when smoking bans in bars grew more rigid, the owners and managers of nightlife establishments complained that business took a sharp downward spiral as a result. People could no longer smoke in establishments that served food and customers did not want to come in for drinks, only to step outside whenever they wanted to smoke.
Also, neighborhoods in the city do not promote community or a distinct feeling of a belonging simply due to the mass population. This leads many to feel as though they are living amongst strangers. “It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” (Thomas Ehrlich, 200). Involvement in a civic community is defined by taking an active role in public affairs. Getting involved in public issues and a preparedness to be involved in debates and everyday activities are important aspects of civic engagement.
Even though the show only aired once a week, it portrayed a bad image that parents did not want their children to be idolizing. A large number of college students can be found in bars and nightclubs today trying to imitate the cast. This leads to irresponsible drinking and actions. Society today cannot only blame entertainment media for the influence that it has on people. Morals and values are first taught in the home.