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Past Paper 2014Part A 1)Explain Raymond Williams’s term “mobile privatization”a.Williams argues that the term mobile privatization was coined after the analysis of occurrences throughout the United States after the second cold war.The development of society created the need for technology to be easily accessible within the confines of private spaces such as homes. The introduction of technology such as the radio and the television further increased this need, which was initially caused by rapid social changes such as suburbanization, public transport infrastructure, and the rapid uptake of the television in the home2)List three key social changes that came about following the introduction of the printingpressa.The printing press allowed for information to be mobile and portable which created a sense of national community because newspapers provided the condition for nationhood and these newspapers were distributed in every part of a nation. The printing press also privatized social life as it loosened social ties, and also increased the rate of literacy because of the mobility and ability to convey information to larger audiences, as seen in the Islamic world where knowledge spread through the printing of information3)

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