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Christopher Chase-Dunn Sociology 10 The City: An Introduction
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Urbanization of the United States Urbanization in the United States * William Cronon, Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West Chapters 4-6
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outline What is urbanization : % of the total population living in cities. The cutoff of settlement size. How big is a city? 10 k, 50k, 100k, 1 mil, 10 mil, 20 mil? The city and the country in the imagination of Western Civilization (northern vs southern europeans) cultural differences and attitudes toward cities. The Prairie landscape. The Great Lakes, the River valleys Indigenous people on the land: uncommodified land use. territorial, but not commodified First and Second Nature: the built environment the social construction of nature. Nature in the human consciousness. 2 nd nature: the built environment. The landscape. Boosters and growth theories Commodity Chains Water transportation: rivers of empire, lake vs. river cities Railroads: railroad time Capital flows from London and New York
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Unformatted text preview: Over half of the subscriptions to the main Chicago newspaper were held by readers in New York. Grain and the logic of capital: the futures market Sacks of grain vs grain in elevators: degrees of commodification The Chicago Board of Trade _______________ Lumber and natural capital Theories of value: labor value and natural value; big rock candy mountain Shipping by water, seasons and the coming of the rails the Cutover: decimation of the northern forests Meat: the Bison, Steers, Pigs. The feed lot. UNION SLAUGHTERHOUSE North won the civil war. Geopolitics and city growth The ice industry. Packaged meat: the packers The animals died twice: unremembered deaths Gateway city vs. Von Thunens model Credit Flows Rivalry between Chicago and St Louis Cities in 1900 distribution in 1900 % national product in agriculture Chicago in 1868 Rivers of the midwest Von thunens urban economic geography Central place theory: Christaller...
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