Category Archives: 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 … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Detroit

The history of Detroit, USA from 1900 to the present day present offers an interesting case study in the benefits of industrial modernity in the early 20th century, and the problems caused by modernity’s decline from the 1960s. Detroit underwent … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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