Inequalities: Fast Food and Kettering Road

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During this assignment I enjoyed having the opportunity to look at new areas of social life that are often taken for granted and be able to get back into learning. The areas I have found difficult though have been how to plan to undertake the assignment as a full time working mother I had not taken into account how to plan time effectively and this is something I hope to improve on for future assignments. TMA 01

Drawing on what you have learned about city road from the making social lives DVD and learning companion 1, outline some inequalities on a street which you know.

Inequality – difference in size, degree, circumstances, ect; lack of equality: social equality. (Oxford dictionary)

The street I will be looking at is the Kettering road in Northampton, this is a main road leading to the town centre within Northampton, which at times can be very busy as a main bus route and with people walking about and the amount of traffic that uses the road. There is large range of multicultural shops and fast food outlets along the road, as well as smaller local shops and charity shops, book makers and a public house. There is a difference in the public that use the Kettering road in different times of the day, as during the day there may be a range of people using the road for shopping purposes and as a main route into the town centre and during the night time there may be more of the towns student population that use the Kettering road for the takeaways and those enjoying a drink within the town.

The inequalities which I will be looking at are:
1) How the Kettering road, despite its large multicultural population does not provide the infrastructure to support this. 2) How disability friendly the road is.

When looking at the Kettering road and in light of the study material I have studied there are some obvious similarities to city road in ‘the street’ DVD as it too has a vast multicultural society and this is identified with the shops...
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