Comparison table: Industrial and Post-industrial society

  Industrial Society Post-industrial society
Social structure Society is divided into large social groups – classes. The central place is occupied by the working class (in terms of size, place in the economy) Society is divided into many different groups and strata. The working class has lost its central position
The main conflict in society Between labor and capital, between workers and capitalists Between those with economic and political power and the rest of the citizens with their private and group interests
Arena of conflict Enterprises Society as a whole
The main actors in the conflict Workers and employees Citizens and their diverse groups. These are organizations that come out with their own initiatives, women fighting for their rights, youth movements, various minorities, etc.


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