Differences and inequalities cover a range of different aspects of life, with differences focusing on the contrasts between people, objects and entities, and inequalities focusing on how these differences can create unequal circumstances within society. This essay will use Stafford Road to outline some differences and inequalities present on the street, while also comparing these to similar scenarios on City Road.
Outline some inequalities and differences on a street that you know
Inequalities and Differences on Stafford Road
Stafford Road serves as a main route into Wolverhampton from the M54, from between Marsh Lane and Oxley Moor road, this stretch of the Stafford ...view middle of the document...
’ (2014, pg. 26). The section of Stafford Road that meets with Marsh lane is seen as an unsafe place to be at night, during the day the area is busy with people traveling their daily routes to and from work, and those who are shopping, but at night most of the shops close and it becomes a dark and quiet place with poor lighting. This contrast between day and night guides peoples perception of the area as being unsafe to walk through during the night. This is similar to city road, as shown in the video ‘Belonging to the street’ where we hear the views of the men at the Municipal club, with one man saying ‘You walk top of city road at night, you’re afraid to walk up it’ (The Open University, 2014).
Walking along the Stafford Road it is easy to note the differences in how each shop caters for the disabled, allowing (or not allowing) easy access into their stores. The bigger shops which are part of a chain (this example being the co-operative) has both parking and level ground at the entrance of the store which allows for easy access. This is different to the off license just down the road from the co-operative which does not have its own parking, and has a step at the entrance of the building. Outside...