Lesson 11: METROPOLITAN LIFE: Diversity – Women, Ethnics, and African Americans

URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Lesson 11: METROPOLITAN LIFE: Diversity – Women, Ethnics, and African Americans

 

 

Palen (9th) CH-9

REVIEW QUESTIONS
  1. Why are women discussed as a minority?
  2. What are the contradictory images of women from frontier times to the contemporary era?
  3. What is the ideology of “female domesticity” and how did it affect housing patterns and designs?
  4. What is meant by the gendered organization of space?
  5. Compare the experiences of second­ wave immigrants (1820-1880), that of third-wave immigrants (1880-1920s)?
  6. How was U.S. immigration legislation from the 1920s to the 1960s influenced by the assumed “racial inferiority” of third-wave immigrants?
  7. How did slavery in cities differ from plantation slavery?
  8. What was the “Great Migration” and how did it impact American cities?
  9. How have urban racial segregation pat­ terns in American metro areas changed over the last 25 years?
  10. What did Henry Louis Gates mean when he said, ‘There are now two nations in America, and those two nations–one hopeless and one full of hope -are both black”?

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