The middle class saw benefits from the new era and seized the opportunity. The middle class allowed the working class to lift them into the upper class by creating many jobs in their factories and businesses. The middle class
With steel being more expensive, it brought in higher rates of daily income, making Andrew Carnegie extremly rich while the workers, having done all the prodution were unhppy because their wadges were not bring raised. (As stated in Document set B Image an in the Richest man in the world document
Despite the continuation of capitalism, the middle class successfully emerged as the dominating class in our society. As Lewis Corey states, “Workers were becoming capitalists, the capitalists becoming workers.” Industrial capitalism spawned a middle class, molded the exact same way that Marx predicted in his major work.
Westernization is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, belief system, political system and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe . A lot of country in this world, especially developing country they are trying to imitate the western country. In the modern times, westernization has played crucial role in cultural and social influence . There are positive and negative impact because of the westernization, the positive impact is we can learn from them about the disciplines, work ethics. And the negative is because of the western culture sometimes that can make us forget about our identity and our culture, and also because of western countries do a lot of
The industrialization created a lot of wealth for the business owners and also as a byproduct increased the standard of living for consumers allowing the government to increase taxes without affecting the consumer. By allowing large corporations to mass produce goods, not only were the goods higher quality but there was a larger variety of goods and the goods were cheaper. As a result of this, the everyday consumer could by goods for a fraction of the cost they had before. By increasing the variety and decreasing the cost of these goods it increased the standard of living for all consumers and producers. This is yet another benefit of the fantastic industrial revolution. (The editors of the encyclopedia Britannica, Industrial revolution) As a result of this decrease in price of goods, the government was able to tax the goods more. As a result of the goods being already so cheap, it did not bother the average consumer. Overall industrialization was able to better the lifestyle of both the consumer and the producer well benefitting them as a whole by increasing taxes without taking any extra money out of their pockets. This of course is a great system for any society and led to innovations because of the security and comfort of everyday life. This allowed even more advances in
People losing their jobs made incomes bigger since less salaries had to be paid. A middle class was born around factories and all financial centers made by the Industrial Revolution. People who lived here, worked less and had an acceptable living style. Unlike those people who worked at the mills that had to work extra hours in conditions that were unhealthy and dangerous. Also young kids began to have working habits like their parents.
Divisions among classes are still evident today as most middle class citizens cannot afford private jets and yachts for their own enjoyment as well as pay for personal lodgings at national sporting events as the rich commonly do. While the rich do hold certain privileges associated with wealth, the majority of recreational activities can be enjoyed by members of all classes in America such as reading and viewing movies, a unifying trend that is apparent today as well as in the days of the Victorians.
As industries improved and grew, the standard of living rose. With mass production and increased wages, the working class had more opportunities than simply survival. (16) It became possible to increase your financial status. Money was more common, and
Industrialization had better effects on men and women of the upper and middle classes, than with the men and women of the working classes. Industrialization began in Europe, at the time there was a large rise in population. The population of London grew from 750,000 to 9 million in just two years (11/9). Due to the large growth in population, people were forced to develop new ideas such as new productions of energy and multiple story buildings. The number of factories grew exponentially and as a result, "the massive extraction of nonrenewable raw materials to feed and to fuel industrial machinery...altered the landscape in many places" (Strayer, 568). The production of factories and work created migration to urban areas, during this time middle class people began "needing" servants. People of the upper-class would have anywhere from three to four clothing changes per day, and it was typical for their staff to consist of forty to one hundred people. Considering the size of the staff, upper class housing had to be large enough for the staff and family to live in, and not see each other (11/9). This was a very different way of living from those in the working class. Living conditions were better for those in the upper and middle classes than those in the working class, and some ideas presented in the age of Enlightenment carried over into the Industrial Revolution.
The mid-to-late 1800s was a time of intensive change for many on the Asian continent. It was a time for innovation and modernization in which some embraced, while others fought to halt progress and maintain tradition. Japan was the most positively affected by westernization as a country, and they utilized it in ways to benefit their country and still maintain their independence and identity.
“The study of Westernization provides an important lens for understanding the rise of eating disorders in Asia; however, this analysis fails to recognize that amid globalization, countries in Asia are experiencing a rise in eating pathology because of multifaceted and profound cultural transformations, driven by the processes of industrialization and urbanization occurring independently from…Western influence” (Pike 2015, 2).
The most important changes were brought in the economy and the way of earning income. Industrialization turned everything upside-down in this sector of human activity. In pre-industrial societies income and the economy as a whole, were based on agriculture and manufacturing in home. Wealth was not something to be pursued, the character and personality of the individual had greater value than his wealth: “the hard-working poor man is superior to the lazy rich man” (Vidich: 230). In modern economies everything is based on industrial mass production and white-collar jobs have increased. The pursuit for wealth is so high that if we compare it with traditional societies, modern ones would look corrupted (Macionis: 408).
During this time period, either you were very wealthy or dirt poor. It was common for the rich to be in control of whatever they wanted to be. Also, the poor had no say in their own economic roll- the economy was rigged against them. The rich essentially controlled the lower class. Industrialization was the cause of a very economically unfair society- getting the rich even wealthier, and keeping the poor living in tenements and slums.
Ever since industrialization occurred in Europe, America and parts of Asia, economic growth has been the major focus point of most governments. This quest arose because of the desire for higher economic status and political power. However, during this pursuit the subject of personal wellbeing and happiness came about. According to the PEW global survey (as cited in Stokes 2007), it has been noted that, an increase in personal well being has a direct relationship with an increase in economic growth. In other words, people in countries that are economically developed tend to be happier than those in countries with little or no economic growth. As this statement may be true, it cannot be applied to all