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Defending Washington Heights

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Leslie

Gentrification has been affecting many minority communities for some time now. Many white people go to black and Hispanic communities looking for cheaper rent and whine up kicking many Hispanics and black people out of their homes and begin gentrifying the area. The local stores start turning from authentic Mexican restaurants and fried chicken spots to Froyo and Starbucks. Rent …

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The Void

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Tori

While my southern roots have always inspired me to believe in a strong sense of “hearthiness”, during my later years I’ve admittedly struggled with how to keep a foot in both the “cosmos” and the “hearth”. I love my home, no doubt about it, but my relationship with North Carolina has been tainted by various traumas and the downright sourly …

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the mixing pot that is earth

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Melvin

As we progress forward in this world of modernization, the forces of globalization, capitalism and technology are all working together to make the world a smaller place in a sense. Together, they are effectively changing our sense of time and space of the world. Marx called it, the “annihilation of space by time”. So, as time progresses, these forces combines …

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Finding My Village

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Sarah

When I think about my upbringing, I don’t think of it as very cosmopolitan.  While I traveled away from home rather often and visited many different countries and continents, my experiences at these places were never very native to the land.  When I say this, I mean that every time I traveled, I would stay at these very posh and …

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Why not both?

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Falynn

Moving to a massive metropolis is no easy task, especially at 18 years old. I remember the excitement I felt about spending the next four years in college and getting to explore more of NYC. I had high expectations of being best friends with the people on my floor, spending each weekend visiting museums and restaurants, and going out often. I …

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An Evolving Cosmopolitan

In A Sense of Place, 11. A Cosmopolitan Sense of Place by Rex

In as large of a country like the United States, both cosmos and heath sense of places tend to migrate to regional locations who advocate a stronger attachment to a particular view. Unfortunately, opposing views on a sense of place tend to segregate populations clustering people into groups of similar social and political views. The cosmos sense of place—abstract, rational, …