Analysis Of Industrial Park By Patricia Galvao

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Industrial Park by Patricia Galvao is book referencing to the industrialization going on in Latin America in late 19th century and early 20th. The book goes into both views and lives of the proletariat working class and the bourgeoisie middle to upper class. The book helps with understanding the ghastly and rough working conditions in factories for the working class. The dingy living conditions for workers apposed to the luxury of the bourgeoisie and the wealth they have from the exploitation of workers. The gap in wealth between these groups of the proletariat and bourgeoisie causes discontent as the working class increases opening the door for socialism more specifically communism. The situation for women during this time is especially …show more content…

“The factory owner steals the largest part of the work day from each worker. That’s how he gets rich at our expense.” The workers are forced to work more than thirteen-hour days with little pay. Most of the workers knew how the system worked but if they did complain they would be fired immediately and someone else would do the job. The job market for the majority of an uneducated workforce is a cycle with little pay the workers hardly make little for their family much less to improve there lives. There was hardly any other option for men but to work in factories unless they were upper class women, however could marry into the rich or the much less desired option of being a prostitute. According to the book by Galvao there is a double standard to women who are prostitutes they are called “whores” for having sex for money, but women who have multiple affairs in the upper class are never acknowledged. The proletariat is looked down upon for having to work these tough jobs for little pay while the rich live freely without interruption. The feelings of jealousy toward the bourgeoisie create contempt and animosity between these two groups. “The mansions spend on abundant tables. Factory women work for five years to earn the price of a bourgeoisie dress. They must work their whole lives to buy a cradle.” These budding social classes and ideologies created a clear division between these groups.

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