URBANIZATION STUDENT COPY

URBANIZATION STUDENT COPY - Urbanization Soci 200 Spring...

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Urbanization Soci 200 Spring 2007
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Communities Communities are a universal. A social organization to which people have: a sense of identity a feeling of belonging shared common interests.
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Communities Communities influence: Friends Occupations Social standards (Supreme court) Social control Cities are relatively: large dense permanent settlements of socially heterogeneous individuals (Wirth)
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Cities Arose with agricultural societies Hunting & gathering: essential substances Agricultural: social surplus: extra food to trade for services.
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Preconditions for Cities Cities arise when: 1. Advanced technology 2. Favorable physical environment: 3. Well developed social organization
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Preindustrial Cities 3500 B.C. Population: few thousand people Kept small because: 1. Reliance on animal power for energy 2. Modest levels of surplus produced 3. Limited transportation 4. Limited storage 5. Difficult to reach the city 6. Dangers of city life:
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Density Population was small, but
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 200m taught by Professor Albright during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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URBANIZATION STUDENT COPY - Urbanization Soci 200 Spring...

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