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In this article, the writer examines the various facets of inequality as it pertains to urbanism, gentrification, lack of presence in advertisements, private communities and so forth. The writer discusses in what ways inequality is present in society. For the purposes of this discussion several different sources are used including books, newspapers and journal articles. The writer notes that results of the research demonstrate that those who are in positions of power use various tactics to remain in power and even enhance their power. The writer concludes that the research seems to suggest that issues of inequality will continue to persist for years to come because those who are in positions of power want to remain in power.
Findings and Analysis
Findings and Analysis
From the Paper:"Indeed the findings of the research suggest that there are several ways in which privileged groups operate to maintain their privilege. One of the most obvious areas of inequality can be seen in the manner in which products and services are advertised. Upon observing condominium advertisements located in The Toronto Star and Globe and Mail news papers it was evident that certain groups were not represented in the images presented. For instance, none of the advertisements had any visible minorities. In fact the people pictured were always white. In addition, although many women were pictured in advertisements, the images were sexually suggestive in many instances. Observations of advertisements also found that images of elderly [people were scarce. In fact, most of the people send in the images were middle aged. There also seemed to be some preferences for attempting to gain the attention of upper class individuals through the advertisements. For instance, most of the condominium advertisements would not see any potential buyers unless they had appointments. Presumably having to set up an appointment is designed to weed out individuals that are not of a certain income level."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Freeman, Lance (2006) There Goes the 'hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Pennsylvania: Temple University Press.
- "Gentrification". Retrieved January 24, 2009 from; http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentrification
- Low, S.M. (2001). The Edge and the Center: Gated Communities and the Discourse of Urban Fear. American Anthropologist. VOL. 103 (1 ) pgs. 46-58
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