Lesson 10: METROPOLITAN LIFE: The Social Environment


Lesson 10: METROPOLITAN LIFE: The Social Environment


Palen (9th) CH-8

  1. What two factors does Lyn Lofland suggest we use when identifying strangers in metro areas?
  2. What is the distinction between “neighbors” and ”.just neighbors?”
  3. What is meant by “community of limited liability?”
  4. What are the social effects of density and crowding?
  5. How do the popular and social science views of the effects of crowding differ?
  6. How have the numbers of the homeless changed over the last few decades?
  7. Who is homeless and what are the demographic characteristics of the homeless?
  8. What have been the patterns over the last decade regarding urban crime rates?
  9. What is the relationship between city size and city crime rates?
  10. What is the broken windows theory, and how does it suggest we combat crime?




pete padilla 

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