TMA03- PART 1. ASSIGNMENT PLAN
Go through each heading and explain what the table is telling me. Why would the figure be what it is – for what reason?
TMA03- PART 2. ASSIGNMENT PLAN
▪ Explain the text given
▪ What is assignment about
▪ What is identification – categories
▪ Phoenix and Pattynama - ref
▪ Who is Narendra and what does he do
▪ What identities does he have
▪ What are the discourses of visitor to national park and chairmen ▪ Racial & ethnic identities
▪ Unmarked identity – Othering (RACIAL)
▪ Where does Narendra’s heart lay – ethnic or both?
PART 1: What does this table tell us about the identities of people visiting England’s national parks?
PART 2: What does the following article tell us about the relationship between place and identity?
Based on the table provided, it is possible to tell the identities of the people visiting England’s national parks. Over half of the adults surveyed are over 45 years of age. Older people seem to appreciate places like national parks and if they are retired, they have a lot more time on their hands than people working. This means that younger people are more interested in visiting towns/cities and seaside resorts. Younger people are not educated in the same way and are very driven by what is fashionable. There is no obvious preference for gender type visitor to the National Park.
The majority of visitors to National Parks were ‘Wealthy Achievers’ or ‘Comfortably off’. 12% less wealthy achievers were ‘All trip-takers’. Wealthier people are upper-classed, more educated and appreciate the finer things that National Parks offer such as nature and spectacular views. There is also a lot of history and culture attached to National Parks which the more educated people would appreciate. 14% of the total...
References: Ward,D., (2007), ‘Access for all’, The Guardian, 22 August, DD131 Introducing the Social Sciences – Part 1, Assignment Booklet 2011E,
The Open University.
Phoenix and Pattynama, (2006) ‘Identities in everyday life’ in Taylor,S., Hinchliffe, S., Clarke,J. and Bromley, S. (eds) Making Social Lives, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Salmon (1985) ‘Identities in everyday life’ in Taylor,S., Hinchliffe, S., Clarke,J. and Bromley, S. (eds) Making Social Lives, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Trevor Phillips, (2004), in Ward,D., (2007), ‘Access for all’, The Guardian, 22 August, DD131 Introducing the Social Sciences – Part 1, Assignment Booklet 2011E, The Open University.
I found the contrast between place and identity interesting in this assignment. I thought it was challenging for Narendra to be in the position but could bring exciting new changes.
I found it difficult writing part one of this assignment as wasn’t sure if it flowed well.
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