Has Canada Become a Post Industrial Society

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Assignment One Sociology 321 Zahra Nazir Has Canada become a post-industrial society? * What does “post-industrialism” mean and what are the main characteristics of “industrial” and “postindustrial” societies? * Using the concepts of “industrial” and “postindustrial” societies: How has work changed in Canada over time? (pg20,24) Is “postindustrial” a proper description for Canadian society today? Bell argued that postindustrial societies would engage most workers in the production and dissemination of knowledge, rather than in goods produc- tion as in industrial capitalism. While industrialization had brought increased productivity and higher living standards, postindustrial society would usher in an era of reduced…show more content…
Our historical overview also shows that Canada’s industrialization occurred later and was shaped by its colonial status; that immigration was a major factor in creating a workforce; and that resource industries played a cen- tral role. Canada’s industrialization occurred later and was shaped by its colonial status; that immigration was a major factor in creating a workforce; and that resource industries played a cen- tral role. By the 1840s, Canada’s economy was still largely agrarian, even though the two key ingredients for industrialization—an available labour force and a transportation infrastructure—were in place. Industrialized countries tend to be highly urbanized; production typically takes place on a big scale using complex technologies; workplaces tend to be organized bureaucratically; and white-collar workers make up most of the workforce. Citizens are reasonably well educated, and generally an individu- al’s level of education and training is related to her or his occupation. The world is entering a new age—the age of total industrialism. Some countries are far along the road, many more are just beginning the journey. But everywhere, at a faster pace or a slower pace, the peoples of the world are on the march towards
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