Annotated Bibliography 3

Silverman, K. (2016). Elysium Fourteen. Elysium Fourteen, 1-14. Retrieved from https://www.streetsense.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/14thWallach_Book_141113_lo.pdf – Kelly Silverman aims to attract the young the vibrant and the successful to the infamous “14th and U st. Corridor”. A very visual site that demonstrates through large maps and grids how the corridor is in the Mid-city of D.C. is near to […]

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Annotated Bibliography 2

Shin, A. (2013, July 21). Gentrification in overdrive on 14th Street. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gentrification-in-overdrive-on-14th-street/2013/07/21/d07d344e-ea5b-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html?utm_term=.9c4be520902f -Annys Shin quickly sets in motion in the Article to demonstrate the rapid and sudden change through gentrification in the, “formerly riot-scarred corridor”.  The site has gone through an intense process of “Gentrification Overdrive” which, has lured, “investors looking for a […]

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Annotated Bibliography 5

Wilkinson, Richard G, and Kate E. Pickett. “Income Inequality and Social Dysfunction.” Annual Review of Sociology, vol.35, no. 2009, 6 Apr. 2009, pp. 493-511. Soc.annualreviews.org, doi: 10.1146/annurev-soc-070308-115926. Accessed 9 Apr. 2017 http://www.jstor.org.proxyau.wrlc.org/stable/pdf/27800088.pdf The authors, Wilkinson and Pickett, aim to clearly demonstrate how income inequality causes, “mental illness, violence, imprisonment, lack of trust, teenage births, obesity, […]

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Reading Analysis 4

“Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic” In part three of City Rhetoric by David Fleming, the author begins to argue how history of segregation, urban fencing and contemporary population demographics make it hard to promote common places and governed states that dramatically break the troubled past of this particular neighborhood and is capable of greater involvement […]

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Common Place

“Different in a thousand tiny ways that might mean nothing and might mean everything.” (Blake Crouch, P.183) -The following quote pertains to the current Novel I am reading, Dark Matter, a journey through alternate universes and parallel worlds that can different in the greatest to smallest ways, for the worst of matter of the Best. […]

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“Ghetto”

03/23/17 “Ghetto” In part one of, City Rhetoric, by David Fleming, we are introduced to what a “true U.S. Citizen” is and how through history of race, gender, and economic background takes importance in determining a full “U.S. Citizen. Fleming argues that individuality is the base to democracy, without conflicting points of view and differences […]

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Common Place

“Because there is nothing that makes a man grow beyond his own stature than a woman telling him she loves him” (Nesbo, p.108) -The following quote is from the novel I am currently reading, HEADHUNTERS by Jo Nesbo, and stroke me because, i remember a time when a girl which, you could say was my lover […]

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