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The architecture of production ownership & opportunity in industrial process

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dc.contributor.advisor Bucholz, Merritt
dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Anna
dc.contributor.advisor Griffin, Andrew Bairéad, Séamus Mandela 2014-11-13T19:03:48Z 2014-11-13T19:03:48Z 2014
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In Bengal, medieval communities have been plunged headlong into the industrial era and exposed to the vagaries of the world market. From the start to the finish they are victims of alienation. The raw material is foreign to them, totally so in the case of Demra weavers, who depend on thread imported from England and Italy, and partially so in the case of the Langalbund button-makers, who use local shells but also need chemicals, cardboard and sheets of foil. And, throughout the area, production is planned ‘according to foreign standards’, the unfortunate workers themselves being hardly in a position to buy clothes, let alone put buttons on them. Behind the verdant landscapes and peaceful canals lined with cottages can be glimpsed the ugly outlines of an abstract factory, as if history and economics had managed to establish, indeed superimpose, their most tragic phases of development on these wretched victims: the shortages and epidemics of medieval times, frenzied exploitation as in the early years of industrial revolution, and the unemployment and speculation of modern capitalism. The fourteenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries come together to make a mockery of the idyll implicit in the setting provided by tropical nature. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher School of Architecture, University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Bengal en_US
dc.subject landscape en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.title The architecture of production ownership & opportunity in industrial process en_US
dc.type Bachelor thesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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