Category: Industrialisation and urbanisation

  • The Ganges and Urbanisation

    Taking a trip down the Ganges in India turns out to be a great way of exploring the relative advantages and disadvantages of urban living compared to rural living in India, and a great way of exploring the advantages and disadvantages of urbanisation, a topic in A-level sociology’s international development module. Thankfully for us plebs,…

  • The Rise and Fall of Detroit

    The decline of Detroit was alos the decline of Fordism and Modernity.

  • Industrialisation and Development

    What is Industrialisation? Industrialisation is where a country moves from an economy dominated by agricultural output and employment to one dominated by manufacturing. This will usually involve the establishment of factories in which things are produced in a rationally organized (efficient) manner. Below we look at perspectives on ‘industrialisation’ as a means of development. How…

  • Food Inc – A Summary

    This is a Superb documentary which demonstrates the downsides of the industrialisation of the food system in the USA. It is relevant to the following areas of Global Development within A level Sociology. Illustrating the downsides of Industrialisation Illustrating unfair trade rules (corn is subsidised in America) Illustrating the downsides of forced neoliberalisation Illustrating the…