Post-Fordism: A Reader. Front Cover. Ash Amin. John Wiley & Sons, Jul 20, – Social Science – pages. The answers have been hotly contested, not least by writers sympathetic to a post -Fordist perspective. From Ash Amin’s indispensable introductory essay to. Ash Amin (editor). Post Fordism: A Reader. Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 0- £ (hbk). £ (pbk). Reviewed by Andrew.
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Fourth, Japan began to concentrate on the need for small-batch production and quick changeover of product lines to serve the demand for a wide range of products in a relatively small market. The Crisis of Fordism and the Dimensions of a “post-Fordist” regional and urban structure: The saturation of key markets brought on a turn against mass consumption and a pursuit of higher living standards.
Flexibility and skill in the labor was also important. Sixth, because small and medium-size manufacturers produced a wide range of products, there was a need for affordable multipurpose equipment as opposed to the specialized, costly production machinery in Fordist industries in the United States.
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Cinema and the City Mark Shiel. The development of the computer was very important to the technology of flexible specialization.
Cities in Relations Ola Soderstrom. Back cover copy Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential andcontroversial debates over the nature of capitalism’s newest age.
Subprime Cities Manuel B. Subprime Cities Manuel B. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. Modern just in time manufacturing is one example of a flexible approach to production. Are new “information technologies” transforming westerneconomies and creating new forms of social, political and culturallife in the process?
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Those who advocate post-Fordism, however, note that criticism that focuses primarily on flexible specialization ignores post-Fordist changes in other areas of life and that flexible specialization cannot be looked at alone when examining post-Fordism.
Post–Fordist City Lives and Lifestyles:. At the heart of the book lie several related questions.
Politically, class-based political parties declined and social movements based on region, gender, or race increased. Table of contents List of Contributors. A new paradigm of work organization and technology: Searching for a New Institutional Fix: The changes in production with the shift from Fordism to post-Fordism were accompanied by changes in the economy, politics, and prominent ideologies.
In terms of the development of the ‘technical and political class-composition’, in the post-Fordist era the crisis explains at the same time ‘high points of the capitalist development’ and how new technological tools develop and work altogether money form, linguistic conventions, capital and language.
A Reader Ash Amin Limited preview – Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Factors such as the oil shocks ofincreased competition from foreign markets especially Southeast Asia due to globalization, the end of the post-World War II boom, and increasing privatization vordism the old system of mass-producing identical, cheap goods through division of labor uncompetitive. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
The other contributors are: From Ash Amin’s indispensable introductory essay to Susan Christopherson’s bracing account of the contemporary ‘fortress city’, this book is a vivid guide through post-Fordism’s models, fantasies and phantoms of teader. Views Read Edit View history. October “Brave new world.
In the economic realm, post-Fordism brought the decline of regulation and production by the nation-state and the rise of global markets and corporations. Fordism was the techno-economic paradigm of the fourth Kondratiev wave, and post-Fordism is thus the techno-economic paradigm of the fifth, which is rezder by information and communication technology. The After–Fordist crisis and Global–local Disorder: Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.
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Another main criticism is that we are too much in the midst to judge whether or not there really is a new system smin production. Part analysis of contemporary change and part vision of the future, post-Fordism lends its name to a set of challenging, essential and controversial debates over the nature of capitalism’s newest age.
First, there were changes to company structure, including the replacement of independent trade unions with pro-management, company-based unions; the development of a core of permanent male multi-skilled workers; forism the development of a periphery of untrained temporary and part-time employees, who were mostly female.
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Technology for flexible production was significant in Japan and particularly necessary for smaller producers. Rather than being viewed as a mass market to be served by mass productionthe consumers began to be viewed as different groups pursuing different goals who could be better served with small batches of specialized goods  Mass markets became less important while markets for luxury, custom, or positional good became more significant. Post-Fordism is the dominant system of economic productionconsumptionand associated socio-economic phenomena in most industrialized countries since the late 20th century.