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Industrial Society
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1. Definitions

We must distinguish between a narrower and a broader definition of “industrial society.” In the narrower sense the term indicates that a specifically industrial technology of production controls a country’s economy. The industrial element in this technology is principally the use of machines in the mass production of goods (i.e., mechanization of production). K. Marx (1818–83) thought that the new thing in industrial technology was the profo…

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Berger, Johannes, “Industrial Society”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_I191>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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