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CHAPTER 10 NOTES socl strat.

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CHAPTER 10 NOTES 2/12/08 Gentrification-property values in poorer areas are bought out by most likely mid class childless couples, increasing the property value in inner city poor areas. Middle class families are moving farther and farther out to the exurbs. RURAL POVERTY- poorest areas in the world is rural, not urban. Appalachia –east Tennessee, West Virginia, northwest North Carolina used to be very poor areas, president Johnson focused on it. Urban poverty- got its attention in the 60’s due to riots. Current very poor rural areas- South Dakota, New Mexico, parts of Arizona all where Native Americans live. The Delta of Mississippi- the flat ground along the Mississippi river( lots of plantations along that area). From Louisiana all the way up to Memphis. It’s still very poor. Tensas parish is the poorest parish in La. The rural poor are most likely to be working poor, w/ a job and still poor. There is crime in rural poor areas, petty theft, violent crime rate is higher in these areas. Single parent families are less common in rural areas. (pg 256-7) Black belt- n Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana. Formerly plantation economy areas to share cropping areas (perpetual poverty). The American Highlands-Appalachia and the Ozarks. High concentrations of poverty, eastern Kentucky and western parts of West Virginia. Saw mills and coal mines found here. The Barrio and the rural southwest- border towns throughout Texas, New Mexico. High poverty areas.
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Central plains (great plains)-increasing mechanization and agriculture. Losing lots of people The global ghetto- the U.N. estimates that 1/3 of the world’s population is poor. At least a billion of people in the world have an income of less than one dollar a day. Africa and Asia bad about this. Underclass- citizens who lack the requisite skills for employment. This term isn’t really used anymore. We now have a more structural definition—people who lack the requisite skill for employment, jobs moved out of inner city into the suburbs leaving poor blacks w/ lack of jobs, mid black class moves to suburbs.
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Chapter 2 The global divide. (READ)Places that have been hard hit form deindustrialization. (READ)Athletic shoes in Malaysia and China. Blue jean manufacturing @Nicaragua. Roger and Me the movie about Flint Michigan. GM closes plants in flint and moves them out of the country for cheaper labor. When the jobs moved out there we high rates of unemployment, high eviction rates, crime rates were high, a lot of people moved out of town. Working class and middle class were the people who got hit the worst. We watched this movie to compare it to workers in china. Globalization is producing inequalities w/in nation and across nations. Undeniably there is a very big gap in nations the poorest 20% receive about 1% of resources. (there are more numbers look them u.p!!) Poor people of the world bear a lot of the cost of consumption of the richer people.
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