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geo3wk7 - Eric Tsuchiyama 803-389-918 Week 7 The first...

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Eric Tsuchiyama 803-389-918 Week 7 The first reading by Duneier discusses the social order that he observed among the homeless or street vendors. The article deals with the problem of social order and control of the streets as it relates to the homeless. Instead of issuing laws to control or maintain the social perception of the city and it's sidewalks, leaving the situation as it is and letting the homeless create their own order may be better for society. The homeless are perceived as disorderly and socially unacceptable but their actions are rational and justified. Most homeless are trying to make enough money to get off the streets, but in order to make money they need their spot on the sidewalk to sell their things. A street vendor chooses to sleep on the sidewalk so that they can make money. Also the comfort of having other people around lead some homeless to prefer the crowded streets than an apartment by themselves. The system developed by the street vendors encourage them to live better lives within the social framework they created. The second reading by Schweik talks about the "Ugly Laws" that were in placed
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course GEOG 3 taught by Professor Tallon during the Spring '06 term at UCLA.

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