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A reduction in the size or share of the manufacturing sector in an economy.

de′in·dus′tri·a·lize′ v.
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(ˌdiːɪnˌdʌstrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Economics) the decline in importance of manufacturing industry in the economy of a nation or area
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* Back-to-nature sensibilities and anti-industrialism
Pearce's contention is that Tolkien's pre-mechanical romanticism corresponds to the anti-industrialism of Chesterton and Belloc as conveyed in their respective The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Servile State, works which were published "during the formative years of Tolkien's life" (225).
You see Southern Agrarians, thought of as conservative heroes by some intellectuals, defending an anti-industrialism that is nowhere to be found in the effective modern political and media Right.