A definition of difference on City Road are based on groups of people regarding their age, race, cultural, sexuality and gender but also includes the financial situation that people are in as this affects the way richer and poorer people live. (Blakely and staples (2014 p25) Disability is also affects people’s lives as they are seen and treated differently as they have different requirements to the standard person using the street
A definition of inequality is based mostly on financial, educational and cultural aspects of life. (Blakely and Staples (2014 p25) The amount of financial resources is the biggest inequality as it restricts the access of resources and choices are taken away from the poorer people for example where they can shop for clothes/food and also the places they go or places they think they belong.
An example of difference is the cultural side as said by Lloyd Robson (The Open University 2014), where it was once based on a middle class society with car show rooms and quiet country lanes it is now filled with multi-cultural restaurants/takeaways which appeals to the large range of ethnic groups that now live there.
An example of inequality is shown with John Arthurs interview (Open University 2014) which shows how he is homeless due to his upbringing and financial situation, mental health issues and his alcoholism which is also classed as a disability and leads to him not being able to hold down a home or job due to both of those inequalities.
Blakeley, G. and Staples, M. (2014) ‘The life and times of the street’, in Blakeley, G. and Allen, J Understanding Social Lives, Part 1, Milton Keynes: The Open University.
The Open University (2014) ‘Inequalities on the street’ [part 2.1], DD102 Introducing the Social Sciences Available at https://learn2.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=443760§ion=2.3 (Accessed 21 October 2014)
The Open University (2014) ‘Inequalities on the street’ [part 2.2], DD102 Introducing...