ARC132H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Industrial Revolution, Second Industrial Revolution, Bourgeoisie

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28 Mar 2013
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Course
Professor
Fritz Lang
Metropolis, 1927
Utopia
An imaginary and indefinitely remote place
A place of ideal perfection
Dystopia
An imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often
fearful lives
Globalization
First Industrial Revolution
Agricultural Revolution
Second Industrial Revolution
Enlightenment
French Revolution
Class dichotomy
Aristocracy
Bourgeoisie
Proletariat
The class of industrial workers who sell their labour to
live
Metropolis
Big city
Urbanism
The characteristic way of life of city dwellers
The study of the physical needs of urban societies (city or town
planning)
Problem
Industrial city
Engels and The Condition of the Working Classes in England (1854)
Paradox
A contradiction that cannot be resolved
Example
Private interest of individual crowded together, within a
limited space
Anonymity and individuality in the metropolis
Blasé attitude
Attitude of apathy or indifference
Segregated space
Dichotomy of classes prevents each class from seeing each other
Masking
Hierarchical space
Facing your hierarchical status by facing it with others of the same
class
Problem
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