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Urban Sociology Study Guide

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Urban Sociology Study Guide (Format: 15 multiple choice; 8 short answer; 1 essay) Chapter 7 (People and Lifestyles in the Metropolis) 1. How upper and upper middle class differs in terms of resources and location 2. Urban underclass v. ghettoized poor 3. Feminization of poverty 4. Yuppies, Buppies, Dinks 5. Immigration waves 6. How women are left out of the city construction and usage process Chapter 8 (Minority Settlement Patterns) 1. Race v. Ethnicity 2. 5 periods of development (and dominant immigrant groups of each period) 3. Contemporary immigration patterns 4. Immigrant adjustment theories 5. Acculturation v. assimilation 6. Singer’s gateway cities 7. Racial/ Ethnic groups incorporation in US society 8. Fong’s (1994) research Chapter 9 (Metropolitan Problems) 1. Taeuber and Taeuber’s index of segregation 2. Massey and Denton’s notion of hypersegregation 3. Steering 4. Harris and Weinburg’s 1992 research
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Unformatted text preview: 5. How “high crime rate” doesn’t mean more violent crimes 6. Spatial consequences of crime 7. Recent trends in crime 8. Differences between urban and suburban crime types 9. How apartment buildings have more crime in suburbs than single family homes 10. How many homeless people in the US 11. How much of a person’s salary goes to rent or mortgage 12. Why is homelessness on the rise 13. Spatial ‘consequences’ of homelessness Reader Part 3, Reader Part 4 and Blackboard Readings questions handed out in class (if you are missing one from absence…or neglect… find a classmate who has those questions!) Essay will be a POSITION essay, where you take a stance on a general quote, (such as “Immigrants who come into this country are spatially disadvantaged”) and argue a for/against argument USING THE COURSE READINGS AS EVIDENCE!...
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