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Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
|French term or phrase: massification|
|Le capitalisme a produit une massification effrénée|
|English translation:getting a feel for it - not for grading|
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Not a word I would have used or understood intuitively, at first sight, so I did a little Googling for my own benefit. Here are the results.
It is said of many things, but very often in relation to the effects the Ouèbbhe is having on society, and the word is probably being traded back a forth a lot right now in relation to the recent proposal to provide France's poor with a computer and a broadband connection for a euro a day.
Mass Observation/ Mass Observation Unit
This has been the Mass Observation Unit keeping diaries by large numbers of people on themselves and those they came into contact with. Mass Observation was established by Charles Madge and Tom Harrison in 1937 and thus was able to create a valuable archive of ordinary life in the Second World War. Archives of diaries like these are kept at the Tom Harrison Mass Observation Archives in the University of Sussex. Mass Observation continues in the present day, with people writing on themes and depositing diaries: see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/library/massobs/writers_needed.html.
 Mass society
Researchers and theorists who take blocks of people focussing on their similarity. This mass market, labour movement, Fordist, approach has somewhat been broken down in the more diverse post-Fordist economy, where just in time (delivery) and IT facilitates specialisation and micro-marketing, where styles become various. Mass communication (complex in production across a range of types) suits mass society. Massification is where mass society is regarded as somewhat thick, and needs educating with simple approaches for their artistic and moral benefit.
 Mass tourism
Made possible with higher incomes and package deals, this was the development of later industrial capitalism and an indicator of modernism, where an identifiable working class with certain lines in cultural taste went on mass tourist packages abroad. In postmodern times, when a working class is not so identifiable, mass tourism is not quite what it was. Tastes differ. So something like mass tourism, for example to certain resorts, has instead become tourism of one age group based on pursuing dance music. It is more dynamic and profitable to identify what people actually seek rather than lump them as a mass.
massification Production and marketing aimed at a relatively undifferentiated mass market or audience (e.g., the advertising of McDonald's).
since 1969, the Net, measured by the number of hosts (the easiest statistic to verify), has grown at a rate of 4.7% per month, and there are no signs of flagging. In the first half of 1999, the rate stood at 4.5%. The Computer Industry Almanac believes it will have 320 million users through 2000.
At this pace, a naive forecaster would conclude that the entire planet would be connected by mid- 2006. This is clearly impossible, however – even then, huge sections of the population will still be illiterate or without access to a phone line. In addition, expansion is not synonymous with massification, much less democratization. In 1998, a Gatech survey showed that users’ average earnings had increased (from US$ 52,500 in October/97 and US$ 53,000 in April/98 to US$ 58,700 in October/98 in the US), as had the number of users with higher education (from 50%, in the previous survey, to 59%) and even the ratio of male users (61.3% to 66.4%). Web growth in America in this period, therefore, paradoxical as it may be, was elitist (in the conventional sense of the word).
The democratisation/massification of higher education as well as new demands ... links to research sites; glossary of terms related to the Internet and the ...
Traditionally, the paradigm of pedagogical organization in higher education, the heir of the medieval model, is still that of the teachers' freedom of choice, leading to their almost absolute autonomy, associated to a methodology based on authority-based and disciplinary teaching. This paradigm has revealed itself to be relatively efficient in the context of students from an elite; but in a multicultural and massified system, it very often represents a pure waste of time and resource […]The democratisation/massification of higher education as well as new demands regarding graduate students' skills have generated profound implications in the change of the pedagogical paradigm
it favours de-personalisation and massification of opinions, behaviours, outcomes. ... attitude of imitation generate homogeneity in the population. ...
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