Originally published in 1917 in the midst of World War I, Carpenter argues that industry in pre-war Britain was simply exploitation of labour for private gain and attempts to look toward a future with more socialist values. The papers in this study explore the negative aspects of industrial life and suggest a new outlook with which the United Kingdom can move forward in industry. This title will be of interest to students of sociology.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. The Transformation of our Industrial System 3. Industry as an Art 4. Beauty in Everyday Life 5. Non-Governmental Society 6. Small Holdings and Agricultural Co-operation 7. The Village and the Landlord 8. British Aristocracy and the House of Lords 9. Social and Political Life in China; Appendix