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SOSC 1731 Lecture 3: MODULE 2-part 3

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York University
Social Science
SOSC 1731
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MODULE 2 PART 3 THE IMPACT OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: revolution in social and political science is a typically violent alteration in government and in related associations and structures term used to describe the Industrial Revolution which refers to a radical and profound change in economic relationships and technological conditions Braudel states: ... industrialization, like the industrial revolution, means everything society, economy, political structures, public opinion, and the rest. Industrial revolution had a big impact on economic, social and political parameters of life (how you did you work, where you worked, where you lived, social and family traditions etc) INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION SPINNING MILLS Video 2 in module 2* 1. The movement of people massive migration of people from the country side into the cities cottage industry way of life at this time and the existence of very few larger cities change from small cottage production to largescale mills and factories within large rapidly growing cities people had to leave behind their lives in agriculture and adopt a new urban way of life 2. The new industrial city No one was there to help control or plan for the rapidly growing cities As a result, cities like Manchester grew rapidly into chaotic, crowded and polluted messes the wealthy need not ever view the worst squalor and pollution of the neighborhoods where the working class people of Manchester were forced to live. Working class lived on land owned by aristocratic families, when lease expired they would own the houses that the working class lived in=motivation was profit only SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: Society was divided into who owned the land(aristocracy) and those who worked on the land (farmers and peasants) The nature of ones occupation (specialized labour), land and business ownership, and wealth interacted in a complex way to determine ones social status in industrial society. Land Aristocracy Life style controlled and maintained through ownership and control of land that the other worked on Now they had to share with the top of social order the merchantmanufacturer They had wealth and power but benefitted from their own labour as well as others They owned factories, mills, and means of trade and transportation The New Middle Class they were experienced workers, which had sufficient means of income to usher the idea of consumerism middle class had steady incomes and good working and living conditions
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