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9/24 Park –Chicago School ecology- study of the adaptation of plant and animal organisms to their environment -natural world ecological approach- there’s natural order to things, too many changes could disrupt the natural order, also the natural order should be able to adapt to changes changes occurring in the progressive era industrial changes, migration (especially in northern cities) what effects do the changes have on social relations? On natural relationships? “natural areas”- cities become ordered through a process of competition, invasion and succession Chicago school of sociology used an ecological model to assess the social world Contact, negotiations, accommodations, assimilations Melting pot Centers (cities) would emerge near natural areas (lake, water way) What kinds of social conflicts materialize in cities? How do different ethnic groups deal with each other in crowded tenements? What happens when a previously shunned group is allowed into a neighborhood?
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course SOC 011 taught by Professor Nopper during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

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