Soc 3a case study

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Soc 3a case study by Mind Map: Soc 3a case study

1. It could be argued that we are created a new class in the homeless, there used to be the working class, middle class and upper classes but what class can you belong to if you can't even lay claim to an address of your own?

2. Marx's theory of class defines classes in their relation to their ownership and control of the means of production. In a capitalist society, the bourgeoisie, or the capitalist class, is the class that owns the means of production and derives a passive income from their operation. Wikipedia.

3. Housing/property-social control/power

4. PPP deal commercialising social housing. Free market neo liberal approach to housing

5. de-tenenting inner city communitites and thereby breaking down social net and social cohesion, 'social Dynamite' what happened in the sixties.

6. How peoples sense of identity and self worth is tied to their area and the places they grow up in. Their ability to set high goals and progress is deeply affected by their environment

7. lack of housing/rent control is a form of social control as those who control the means of production (developers/planners/government/banks) control the access and affordability

8. Landlords wield enormous power over tenets as they can raise rents or sell properties without the consent of the tenent.

9. Banks have enormous power over homeowners or more accurately people with mortgages, in terms of access to borrowing money, raising interest rates or repossessing homes and on a larger scale influencing the overall property market.

10. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as a human rights instrument, identifies the right to housing, it does not address the mechanism of providing for that right. Looking at the current housing crisis in Ireland it would be hard to believe any of the Main political parties that have been in power over the last 30 years believe that housing is a fundamental right.

11. Social Stratification

11.1. hoppity goes to town as a critic on modern capitalist developers