Unformatted text preview: embedded within it. While the intended use of these fortified enclaves is to keep the poor and working class away from their more affluent counterparts, the enclaves require service industry workers to run the massive communities. So in the upper-class’ attempt to physically separate themselves from those with lower social status, they become dependent on those very people to maintain their level of separation and quality of life. Fortified enclaves are developed out of an intense yearning for social segregation by those affluent enough to pay for it. A physical barrier is erected to produce not only social segregation but spatial segregation as well. This results in a decrease of social interactions between different classes....
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This essay was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ANT 345C taught by Professor Johnhartigan during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '07