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demassification

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A process in which a relatively homogeneous social collectivity (or one conceptualized as such) is broken down into (or reconceptualized in terms of) smaller, more diverse...

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Industrial Metabolism

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Industrial metabolism (IM) is a metaphor for calling attention to the resemblance between the materials processing functions of an industry—defined broadly—and those of a biological...

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IPAT

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

An equation (I = P × A × T) that was developed by Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren in 1972 to describe how impact (I) or environmental change is a function of population size (P), affluence...

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modernization

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

View of historical progression as a series of stages, reflecting intellectual, technological, economic, and political development. The view is associated with the Marxist doctrine of...

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resources

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

An available supply of something that is valued because it can be used for a particular purpose, usually to satisfy particular human wants or desires. See also aesthetic resource, cultural...

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spectacle

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

[Latin spectaculum ‘public show’]

1. A public performance, media event, or epic film produced on a grand scale and with impressive visual effects.

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