[URBANTH-L]Is Diversity Bad for Cities? (Linda Dwyer)
jsokolov at stpt.usf.edu
Sat Aug 11 23:10:36 EDT 2007
I have seen the word class mentioned in previous emails. But one thing
that has not is the period under examination is marked by the most
rapid and sustained period of growing inequality in our nation's history
- with the tax shift of wealth to the very top elites, this has drawn
money away from local communities which in the past have had resource
to build highly successful public instititutions, such as schools, which
became the core of civic engagement.
Angela Jancius wrote:
> From: Linda Dwyer <Lindwyer5 at aol.com>
> Perhaps there is even more fundamental questions at play:
> What is the relationship between place and community in the 21st century?
> *Do political boundaries (such as town or city) define communities, or
> are there overlapping communities that might be defined
> functionally...including deterritorialized "communities" connected
> through new technologies of communication?
> In other words, are we attempting to define and understand current
> relationships through a nineteenth century definition of that
> fundamental relationship?
> Finally, where does social capital manifest itself today? Are there
> other forms of social capital than the face-to-face relationships of
> Diversity today is itself a result of global flows of people, capital,
> and communication. One might therefore wish to investigate shifts in
> the nature of social interactions, the construction of social
> networks, their power and meaning.
> Linda Dwyer
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