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Industrialisierung oder Kapitalismus: Alternative Zentralbegriffe (Industrialization or Capitalism: Competing Concepts) (2020)


For decades, industrialization has served as the most important key concept for structuring comprehensive and specialized studies in the field of 19th and 20th century social and economic history of many countries. How do the dominant views change if, instead, capitalism is used as the structuring key concept? Both concepts are products of the 19th century. They address similar aspects of reality and can be used for synthetical purposes. They can be used in studies with different spatial dimensions: from micro to global scales. They can be combined. But they differ as to the time spans they cover, the temporal perspectives they stress, and the way in which they combine analytical and critical functions. Recently we observe a dramatic re-emergence of the concept capitalism.

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Authors & Contributors
Mercer, Jean
Cooper, Timothy
MacDowell, Laurel Sefton
Griffiths, Paul E.
Brigandt, Ingo
Gupta, Anil
Technology and Culture
History of Psychology
Intellectual History Review
Technology's Stories
Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau
History of the Human Sciences
Oxford University Press
UBC Press
University of Pittsburgh
University of Illinois Press
Yale University Press
Cambridge University Press
Business history
Fundamental concepts
Besant, Annie Wood
Marx, Karl
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
21st century
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain
New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.)
New York Cotton Exchange

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