industrialism industrialism


  • (n) an economic system built on large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship

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  1. History will merely smile at his railing against Western ways, industrialism and material pleasures.
  2. And out of the deafening hubbub Henry Ford emerged as the international symbol of modern industrialism.
  3. One reason why the book may bore Albanians is that so much of it is devoted to British industrialism about the time of Dickens.


  • LETTER: Forest Myths and Realities

    Any news article that mentions or proposes some form of wood harvesting from forests these days tends to draw out many opinions regarding what is good or bad for the forest. Words and concepts such as ecology, biodiversity, sustainability, science, and conservation are often used to oppose industrialism, greed, pollution, global warming, erosion and environmental degradation in a simplified ...
    on January 11, 2014     Source: Flathead Beacon


  1. Kunstler adds, "The damage to global ecologies by human activity accelerated rapidly with the onset of industrialism. The twentieth century with its oil-nurtured bloom of human population, was especially harsh. Everywhere, biological complexity was...
    on Nov 9, 2008 By: James Howard Kunstler Source:

  2. In the 1930s, organized labor's function was, Stern says, "rounding off the rough edges of industrialism."
    on Dec 28, 2005 By: Andy Stern Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  3. "It offers an interesting environment for new forms of expression and a response to the theme of post-industrialism," says Tomáš Žižka, artistic director of the mamapapa civic association.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Tomáš Žižka Source: Prague Post

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