SOSC 1000 Study Guide - Final Guide: Natural Monopoly, Ursula Franklin, Nuclear Family

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Renata tabori: luddism is one of the biggest resistance of workers who feared that new techn ology will diminish employment. This movement began in 1811 and finished in 1817. Workers who protested against industrial revolution were called luddites. They feared technology, opposed technical changes, and acted in self-defense by dest roying machines. (cid:0) This is not the only movement of workers. Similar resistance of workers was held between 1780 and 1840 where workers protested against child labour and bad work ing conditions which was also seen in luddism. (cid:0) This relates to the theme of taking a look from the bottom up. Jeremy rifkin tri es to take a look from the lens of the luddites in order to describe why the lud dites were against the rise of technology in oppose to looking from the lens of modern society.