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  • Inner City
    965 words
    Urban Decay: barricading our cities, And our minds Everyone bemoans the way street crime, visible poverty, deteriorating infrastructure, decaying homes and boarded-up businesses are becoming increasingly common features of city life, but we rarely ask ourselves how this deterioration in the world around us is affecting the way we look at the world. In not asking that question, we underestimate the importance of urban decay as a problem in its own right, and the degree to which it promotes other ...
  • Mexico City In The Age Of Diaz
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    The Great Divide University of California-Berkley geographer and author Michael Johns argues in his novel, The City of Mexico in the Age of Diaz, that the central Zocalo of Mexico City does more than geographically segregate the East from the West, but Mexico's national mentality as well. During the years of Diaz's democratic facade, the upper classes thrived upon plantation exports, feudalist economics and the iron fist of Diaz's rural es while struggling to maintain European social likeness. E...
  • The City Of God Social Disorganization Theory
    936 words
    David Anderson Criminal Behavior Essay Paper 4/22/2005 City of God The City of God is based on actual events that occurred in Rio de Janeiro during the 1960's and 1970's. The movie is about the rise and fall of a fearsome sociopath gang leader Li'l Ze, who reigned as king of the drug lords during the 70's. The first part of the movie illustrates some of the forces that mold Li'l Ze into the man he becomes, while the second half shows his ruthless leap to power, followed by the war he wages again...
  • Today's Society And Its Structure
    726 words
    By: A. Student In Tommaso Campanella's document, The City of the Sun, a new social order is introduced amongst the Solarians. Campanella presents his readers with a utopian society that is ordered by rationality and reason. This ideal visionary is a redeemed world, free from injustice and competition in the market structure. Campanella, however, grew up in a society that was exploited and based on irrational principles. Campanella, therefore, reconstructs a society that operates in opposition to...
  • Great Mesopotamian Invention Writing
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    Widely known as "The Cradle of Civilization", the mysterious and equally intriguing area in the middle east known as Mesopotamia has provided modern civilization with more than we may know. From material inventions like the wheel or the tank, to more substantial influences such as Hammurabi's Law Code, Mesopotamian civilization is responsible for many 'firsts' in human pre-history. In this essay I will focus on two of the most important influential aspects of Mesopotamian culture one being the d...
  • Population And Social Problem
    3,100 words
    How Overpopulation Causes Social Problems Introduction The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how overpopulation causes social problems. To do so you must take many things into consideration, such as different views of racial problems and conflicting definitions of a social problem. Social problems can be defined in many different ways. They effect everyone and some of us encounter problems everyday as a result of our race, religion, gender, or low income. Others experience problems from te...
  • Indicators Of Deprivation
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    Indicators of Deprivation I am going to link my study of environmental quality with deprivation. For my secondary data I am going to use the 1991 Census. As I started my project after the data for the 2001 census had come out. Deprivation is the hardship suffered by local communities, when an individual's well being falls below an acceptable standard. Deprivation is often associated with the decline of inner cities with problems of poverty, pollution, crime, over crowding, poor housing condition...

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