GEOG 122 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: The Lonely Crowd, Factory System, Sweatshop

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Modernisation: an interlocking set of social, economic, political and cultural processes and relationships associated with the european view of a modern society. It developed from the c17, until by the mid c20 it was widely regarded as a global norm to which all states would aspire and advance. Note: a whole way of life: eurocentric. A whole way of engaging with the world. Modernity: the historic era of the modern, condition of being modern. Modernism: the art and culture of the modern period. Public knowledge was moved to private: identity has to do with our own capacity. Modernity and government: from the court to the parliament, monarchy to democracy. Away from the rule of kings/dictators etc. Kings said that their power in inherent. Constitutionally, the kings/emperors were replaced by their kin/monarch/heir. Their power doesn"t exist anymore: rational administration: the civil service. Rational bureaucracy was supposed to remove conlict.

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