I’ve listed the study guide questions from my TA below

I’ve listed the study guide questions from my TA below

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I’ve listed the study guide questions from my TA below. More than one person can sign up per question and you can sign up for more than one question if you’d like/think you would be able to answer it well. Thanks again everyone. STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS SIGN UP Question 1: Vernice Arahan Question 2: Chris Donaldson Question 3: Alyssa Banks Question 4: Jennie Cho Question 5: Bria Francisco Question 6: Jerald Watson Question 7: Leo Lai Question 8: Peter Smet Question 9: AJ Velarde Question 10: Elliot Sperling 1. What is a city? From what we’ve read in the first weeks of class, what are some different ways that theorists characterize the city? Vernice Arahan: The city as defined by the class is not static and yet static at the same time. According to David Harvey, the city is both a process and a thing -- the two having a dialectical relationship, which means they impact and shape each other. In simpler terms, the city is a result of processes but yet while being formed, changes those processes or rather changes the way the processes affect the city back. According to Massey, cities are places of multiple histories and are continuously part of multiple networks. They are the result of the various socio- economic, cultural and political forces that accompany entering cultures and have different purposes for those cultures. For example, a city at one time might have formed the capital of a large empire and so displays internal networking. But then a colonial force comes in and the purpose of the city and its connection to networks changes. Rather than being internal, the city is now part of an external network -- one that can be transnational and/or transcontinental. The city is a space created and changed by city dwellers. It is fundamental to see how a city -- a space -- is created by city dwellers so as to see how encounters of people, of things, etc, are organized and created. Such a definition connotes social, political, economic, cultural, etc. divisions that take place within in the city. These may overlap, go against one another or support each other. 2. In what ways is pre-modern urban growth similar to and different from urban growth today? Use the readings as the basis for your argument. Urban growth today and in earlier history has generally been because people see better prospects of city life. Before the Mongols invaded Hangchow, China, people would migrate to the city to get better or different jobs; working in agriculture in rural areas generally provided a lower income than did unskilled labor in the city. The same is true today, as migrants still move from rural to urban places. What is different today, however, is that there is also vast movement from city to city and across international borders, as seen in the Wu Chinese diaspora article. Another similarity is how people tend to move into the
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city, but remain with people like them; few people choose to self segregate. This can be seen in Hangchow, how all the poor lived in the north, and in modern
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course CRP 1101 taught by Professor Kudva during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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