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Unformatted text preview: afford to leave became alienated in the poorest areas of the city. o Goldberger (’02) suburban sprawl has brought about a decline in public space. • New sociological insight resulting from urbanization o Ferdinand Toennies (1887) Society has moved from gemeinschaft (based on kinship and community) to gesellschaft (self interest) brought on by urbanization. Urbanization and social solidarity promotes capitalism o Emile Durkheim Shift from mechanical solidarity (common moral sentiments) to organic solidarity (interdependence). Urbanization promotes highly specialized roles, creating inter-dependence to fulfill each other’s needs. Disagreed with Toennies in thinking that urbanization was bad. Thought it was just a new way of social solidarity, not better or worse. We were once bonded by similarity, now bonded by difference....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCI 201 taught by Professor Perez during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.
- Fall '07