Culture and industrialization with an examination of the Japanese work situation
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The present treatise which is connected with man in an industrial culture, is intended to throw further light on some cultural bases of industrialization and its human implications and to chart the strategic concepts and changes in the cultural life of industrial man. Social structural and cultural factors play an important role as impediments to industrial development in many countries, especially the "oriental" type of society. "The social structure and culture* impose modifications of and in some instances, barriers to the process of economic change." This paper is in addition, an attempt to study some social systems, institutions and phenomena, as cultural facts, and as a primary characteristic of contemporary civilization. The essay will consider at the beginning the concept of culture and industrialization as a system of modern civilization from the socio-anthropological point of view. At the end there will be a case study of Japan with an emphasis on the Japanese work situation.