Production - Term Overview

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The concept 'production' refers to the action of generating (understood as a synonym of producing), the object produced, the way in which the process was carried out or the sum of the products of the soil or of the industry.

In this sense, a sentence that could serve as a perfect example of what we have pointed out could be the following: Father de Jesús's company had been operating for many years and was dedicated to the production of feed for livestock in the area.

The verb produce, for its part, is associated with the ideas of engendering, procreating, raising, procuring, originating, causing and manufacturing. When it refers to a field, instead, producing is a notion that describes the situation of bearing fruit. On the other hand, when this word is applied to an item, it takes on the meaning of renting or earning interest.

In the field of economics, production is defined as the creation and processing of goods and merchandise. The process encompasses conception, processing, and financing, among other stages. Production constitutes one of the most important economic processes and is the means through which human labor generates wealth.

There are various ways of carrying out a certain production within the framework of a society, determined by the production links that individuals establish in the work context. Through the relations of production, individual labor becomes a part of social labor.

For the German philosopher Karl Marx, the mode of production isn't determined by the object or the quantity that is produced. Neither by how much it's produced, but by the way in which said production is carried out.

Since we have made mention of the figure of a historical figure, going back to history it's necessary to highlight a term that was born during the era of industrialization and that managed to become a true phenomenon and an innovation. We are referring to the concept of chain production.

A term that comes to define a work system, especially in the industrial field, in which each employee has a specific function that depends on another to be carried out and which in turn encourages another subsequent one to arise from it. A form of organization that can be perfectly visualized in what it consists of in the film Modern Times (1936) by Charles Chaplin.

Among the different modes of production, we can mention the slave owner (where the labor force is slave, therefore it's not the property of the worker), the feudal (related to agricultural activity) and the capitalist (where the worker, through of a contract, he sells his labor power in exchange for a salary).

In addition to all the aforementioned, it must also be emphasized that there are other types of production that refer to very specific fields. In this way, we find ourselves, for example, with audiovisual production, which is the one that deals with content such as cinema and television. Hence, companies that are dedicated to developing work in both areas are known as producers.

And neither should we forget about music production. This in particular is the one that is carried out by a professional who is dedicated, in the field that gives it its name, to control and supervise what is the recording of the songs of a specific artist or group.

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