Geography: Cities and Culture


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Essay #: 060395
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Geography: Cities and Culture
This essay answers the question of whether or not it is possible to make our own spaces for enjoying the city. In a related vein, this paper also looks at how public and private spaces shape our experiences vis-à-vis enjoying the city. In the end, we have a difficult time making our own private spaces because a space only becomes private when it is bought; once bought, a space can be used however one sees fit – but one needs the resources to first make this acquisition. Beyond that, it may be said that private and public space shape our experiences in the sense that the former gives us a chance to express ourselves whilst the latter forces us to conform to another party’s expectations and sensibilities. In the...
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.....rce the rest of us to experience what they wish for us to experience.
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