By Michael Patrick MacDonald
A breakaway bestseller given that its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular local with the top focus of white poverty in the United States. Rocked by way of Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by means of sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing unmarried mom who endures the deaths of 4 of her 11 young children. approximately suffocated via his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his relations tale the following with gritty yet relocating honesty.
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On the other hand, low levels of education attainment and poor professional skills make rural migrant workers unable to meet the points requirements for urban hukou eligibility. Guangdong, for example, was the first province in China that implemented the point system for allocating urban hukou. Guangdong cities such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan and Zhongshan had all implemented such a system by the end of 2011. In Guangzhou, for example, migrants who have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree receive 80, 90 or 100 points for education attainment and skills, whereas those who have completed junior or senior high school receive only 5 or 20 points in the same category; in Shenzhen, no one with less thant senior high school education is eligible for entering the points-based hukou allotment system , whose point distribution is similar to that for the system in Guangzhou.
On the side of the sense of belonging to the host city, most rural migrant workers have no sense of belonging to the group of urban residents. Cultural and behavioral differences, financial gaps and some urban residents’ prejudice against them are among the major reasons for the lack of the sense of belonging to the host city. And they cause misunderstanding, estrangement and even conflicts between rural migrant workers and native urban residents, creating a new dual structure within the city. 51 %, “marginalized person” (Mei Jianming 2006).
China will then become an advanced city-dominated society. 9 Note: the numbers for 2012 are real-world ones. The combined forecasts are the means of forecasts obtained with three methods—curve fitting, economic modeling and the growth rate of the urban/ rural population ratio Under the S curve theory of urbanization, the process of urbanization is usually divided into early period (<30 %), intermediate period (30–70 %) and late period (>70 %). With regard to the intermediate period, the turning point is 50 %, the acceleration period is 30–50 %, and the deceleration period is 50–70 %.